BEND, OR -- A handful of households in southwest Bend finally had power restored early this morning, after an SUV crashed into a power pole, yesterday afternoon. The driver said she lost control on an icy stretch of road as she exited the Brookswood roundabout at Powers Road. About 1,300 Pacific Power customers lost electricity at 3:30 p.m. About half had power restored later that evening. Pacific Power reports everyone else was back on just before 3:00 a.m. this morning.
In Redmond, a suspected drunk driver is blamed for a small power outage, Wednesday afternoon. Just before 4:30 p.m., sheriff's deputies say 42-year-old Bradley Pitts drove into a power pole, knocking out electricity to about 35 residents Along SW 77 Ave., Pitts was arrested and charged with DUII.
No one was injured in either crash.