Power outage reported in Victoria after car hits utility pole, driver arrested on DWI charge

Workers repair a utility pole struck by a vehicle in the 3200 block of Delmar Drive Friday morning.

A Victoria man was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after striking a utility pole in Victoria Saturday morning.

Power was knocked out at 4 a.m. and restored almost four hours later for nearby businesses and homes along Houston Highway, Delmar Drive and Ben Jordan Street, said Vee Strauss, spokeswoman for American Electric Power.

At 4:04 a.m., responders were called to the 3200 block of North Delmar Drive after receiving calls describing a crash, said Lt. James Poe, of the Victoria Police Department.

A 2005 Cadillac CTS sedan traveling south on Delmar had struck a utility pole, knocking out the power for surrounding areas, Poe said.

Felix Camacho, 23, of Victoria, was driving the car and was arrested, Poe said.

Camacho was held in Victoria County Jail Saturday and will be arraigned Sunday morning to set a bond, according to jail officials.

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Chase Rogers covers breaking news and public safety for The Victoria Advocate. He graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor's in mass communications and journalism. Chase can be reached at 361-574-1286, crogers@vicad.com or on Twitter.

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Alonzo Salazar

Chase, these two streets don’t intersect.

Glenn Wilson

Alonzo, if you're referring to the 2nd paragraph there are 3 streets mentioned as an area that lost power, not an intersection.

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