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Man charged with DUI after hitting power pole

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Posted at 2:21 PM, Feb 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-05 16:21:11-05

Garden City Police Officers arrested a suspect accused of crashing his car into a Idaho Power electrical pole and fleeing the scene.

On February 5th, at approximately 1:21 a.m., GCPD responded to a report of a power pole that was hit by a vehicle resulting in power lines being stretched across 5200 Alworth.

The driver of the vehicle, later identified as 23-year-old Kevin Moreno, was found hitchhiking on Glenwood a short distance from the accident.

Moreno was arrested and taken to a local hospital due to minor injuries.

Power was out for about five hours due to the collision that affected about 103 residents of Garden City.

All power and traffic lanes were open for use by 6:00 a.m.

Moreno was charged with DUI.