Kenton: Man, 20, arrested as hedge crash leaves electrical pole ‘hanging’ in middle of road

Power cables down in Kenton after a road traffic accident

Power cables down in Kenton after a road traffic accident - Credit: Archant

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car crashed through a hedge and left an electrical pole hanging in the middle of a main village road this morning.

Police and ambulance crews were called to the incident in Eye Road in Kenton at 5.20am.

The 20-year-old driver, from the Woodbridge area, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving with excess alcohol, a police spokesman said.

A male passenger was taken to Ipswich hospital with minor injuries, while more than 30 people have been left without power following the incident.

A blue Ford Focus went through a hedge of a property and hit an electrical pole, which is now hanging in the middle of the main village road near the Church Lane junction, suspended by cables either side of the road.


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The 20-year-old driver is in police custody.

The road is closed in both directions with diversions being put in place.

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The car is currently being recovered.

A UK Power Network spokesman said: “(We) received a phone call from Suffolk Police about a road traffic accident in Kenton involving an electricity pole.

“The resulting damage meant 33 customers in the Church Lane area were without power.

“Our engineers are carrying out repairs as quickly and as safely as possible, with five customers having supplies again at 7.30am.

“A damaged pole will have to be replaced.

“We appreciate how difficult it can be to lose power, especially when the weather is cold.”

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