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UPDATE: Driver arrested for DUI after crashing into a pole in Nipomo

Posted at 10:03 AM, Sep 29, 2021

(UPDATE: 4:15 p.m.) - California Highway Patrol says the driver in a single-vehicle crash in Nipomo was arrested for DUI.

CHP says a 40-year-old male driver was traveling eastbound on Los Berros Road west of Highway 101 when they drifted off the right shoulder at Dale Avenue.

According to CHP, the driver crashed into a power pole and was helped out of the car by witnesses before the car caught on fire.

First responders were able to quickly get the fire under control.

CHP says upon arrival they found the driver to be under the influence and arrested him on scene.
A driver crashed into a pole knocking down lines and causing a vegetation fire in Nipomo.

According to CHP, the crash happened at around 9:15 a.m. Wednesday near Los Berros Road and Dale Avenue.

According to CHP, a driver drove into a pole and went into a ditch. The crash caused the car to catch on fire and spread to nearby vegetation. Lines are down in the area.

As of 9:45 a.m. traffic is impacted in the area of Los Berros Road. PG&E is not reporting any power outages at this time, therefore the lines down could be from a telephone pole.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area as crews work to clear the scene.