Driver accused of DUI after Sunday crash spurs outage

By Paul Suarez, Columbian web producer

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A 34-year-old Vancouver man was accused of DUI and given a Clark County District Court date after crashing into transformer boxes near 192nd Avenue and Brady Road on Sunday evening.

The crash was reported around 8:40 p.m. The crash caused about 1,900 people to lose power, said Erica Erland with Clark Public Utilities. Power was restored for many, she said.

The driver did not appear to have serious injuries, said Capt. Dave James, Vancouver Fire Department spokesman.

“He sheared off a 5-inch diameter tree and three transformer boxes,” James said.

Firefighters and police said 192nd was blocked for about an hour.

The man was not arrested but given a court date, said Kim Kapp, Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman. His name was not released.