Crash Blocks Fort Hunt Road, Causes Power Outages
Police say teenage driver was reportedly intoxicated.
An allegedly drunken teenage driver crashed into a utility pole and demolished a bus stop shelter on Fort Hunt road late Monday night, causing power outages and blocking the roadway, police said.
Fairfax County police spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell said it was unclear if the 17-year-old driver, whose name police are not releasing, was injured in the crash.
Caldwell said the single-vehicle crash occurred around 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of Fort Hunt and Wellington roads. Power to surrounding areas was temporarily knocked out, and both lanes of Fort Hunt Road were blocked into Tuesday morning.
Caldwell said the driver was headed north on Fort Hunt Road in a 2007 Volkswagon Jetta and traveling in excess of the 30-mph speed limit. The teenager turned and ran off the right side of the road, hitting the pole and shelter.
"There were power outages, as well as live wires on the road, so it did affect the intersection," Caldwell said.
Charges are pending against the teenager, who police believe was intoxicated, she said.