Driver brings down utility pole, power lines on River Road - WKRN News 2

Driver brings down utility pole, power lines on River Road

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James Davis, 41, was cited for DUI. James Davis, 41, was cited for DUI.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

River Road in west Nashville is open to motorists and utilities are restored for local residents following an overnight crash.

Work crews were called to the intersection of River Road and Gower Road around 9 p.m. Thursday after a driver, later identified as James Davis, ran off the road near the Commodore Yacht Club, taking down a utility pole before stopping amid a tree line.

Nashville Electric Service crews shutdown a portion of River and Gower roads while the pole was replaced and power lines were re-hung.

Power was disrupted for nearby homes and businesses, but lengthy outages were avoided by rerouting power.

Power was restored by 5:30 a.m. Friday. Cable and telephone crews then made necessary repairs to other disrupted lines.

While crews worked, the wrecked vehicle remained in the tree line, hidden from street view.  From the other side of the tree line, debris littered the ground leading to the mangled vehicle wedged in brush.

Metro police officers caught up with Davis, 41, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was showing obvious signs of intoxication.

According to a report, Davis had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.

He was issued a citation for driving under the influence, not arrested, because he was in the hospital.

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