Drunk driver knocks out power; closes Chesterfield road

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CHESTERFIELD, Va – A drunk driver knocked out power to more than 220 people in Chesterfield early Friday morning, according to Chesterfield Police.

Shortly after 1 a.m., a male driver, who was under the influence, veered off Centralia Rd. and struck a power pole, police said.

The driver was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

According to Dominion, 231 customers near Centralia and Telstar Dr. are without power. Centralia Rd. will remain closed until at least 8 a.m. while crews work to remove downed power lines and restore power.