SE Portland driver hits power pole, arrested for DUII

Driver flees scene on foot

Car hits power pole in SE Portland, June 27 2017. (KOIN)
38-year-old Aaron Dennehy allegedly crashed into a power pole in SE Portland, June 27 2017. (Portland Police)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A suspected drunk driver crashed into a power pole in southeast Portland early Tuesday morning.

Portland Police say 38-year-old Aaron Dennehy hit the power pole around 12:30 a.m. on SE Duke Street and SE 68th Avenue. The pole fell onto power lines and damaged at least two other cars.

Dennehy took off but was found by officers two blocks away. He was arrested for DUII, reckless driving and failure to perform the duties of a driver (hit and run).

Around 140 customers with PGE in the neighborhood lost power. Crews were still working to restore it at 9:30 a.m.