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Utility Pole

Utility workers repair a power line. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hallucinating Man Burns Self, Starts Small Grass Fire After Climbing Utility Pole in Sunnyvale

A hallucinating man climbing a utility pole in Sunnyvale Monday night knocked a wire down, burning himself and starting a small grass fire, a Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety captain said.

05/13/2014

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Car Hits Utility Pole, Knocks Out Power To 3,000 Near Santa Cruz

A vehicle struck a utility pole on state Highway 9, causing injury, blocking traffic in both directions and leaving more than 3,000 PG&E customers in unincorporated Santa Cruz County without power Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

11/13/2012

San Jose police on the scene of a stolen car crashed into a power pole. (CBS)

Stolen Car Smashes Into San Jose Power Pole; Driver Flees

A car crashed into a utility pole, cutting power to approximately 3,500 customers in south San Jose Tuesday morning, according to PG&E.

09/11/2012

A moving truck is stopped on Risa Road in Lafayette after snagging on wires and bringing down a utility pole, April 16, 2012. (CBS)

Big Rig Brings Down Utility Pole In Lafayette, Knocks Out Power

A moving truck snagged some overhead wires in Lafayette Monday morning, bringing down a utility pole and knocking out power to dozens of residents, a PG&E spokeswoman said.

04/16/2012

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San Jose DUI Suspect Arrested After Hitting Utility Pole

An 18-year-old San Jose man suspected of driving under the influence was arrested early Monday morning after colliding with a utility pole near a San Jose mobile home park, police said.

CBS San Francisco–05/30/2011