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Friday, November 24, 2006

Crash knocks out power in Northborough

NORTHBOROUGH

An allegedly drunk driver in Northborough ran his pickup truck into an electrical pole on South Street and Cedar Hill Road last night at 6:45, knocking out power to fewer than 40 households, according to Northborough police.

The driver of the pickup, Richard H. Merrill Jr. , 45, of Westborough, was uninjured, but was arrested at the scene and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. According to a National Grid spokeswoman, power was to be restored to the affected customers overnight.

-- Globe City & Region staff

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