Driver arrested after crashing van, bringing down utility pole
A 44-year-old Manchester man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving Tuesday night after he crashed his Dodge Caravan into a utility pole, bringing down the pole, wires and a transformer on Michigan Avenue in Pittsfield Township.
The driver was not injured, but the transformer exploded and Michigan Avenue was closed for about four hours while police and firefighters waited for DTE Energy to arrive, turn off the power and clear the roadway, said Pittsfield Township Fire Chief Sean Gleason.
The crash occurred about 9:15 p.m. on Michigan Avenue near Warner Road. The driver was lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail. No further information was immediately available.