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Police arrest driver on suspicion of driving under the influence after ‘serious’ collision in Santa Maria

Posted at 7:59 PM, Oct 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-14 00:39:34-04

UPDATE (9:30 p.m.): Santa Maria police say a female driver crashed into a power pole or transformer near Broadway and St. Andrews Way Saturday night.  The crash may be affecting power in the area.

Police arrested the driver on suspicion of driving under the influence. It’s unclear whether she suffered any injuries.

Caltrans is also responding to the crash. Police ask that drivers steer clear from the area while they work to restore power.

A developing story in Santa Maria on Saturday night.

Santa Maria Police reported on its Twitter that crews were responding to “a serious traffic collision” at Broadway and St. Andrews Way.

“Please avoid this area due to traffic congestion and emergency personnel in the scene.”

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.