North Davis experienced a wide spread power outage early Saturday morning after a Woodland driver apparently lost control of his 2002 Dodge Durango. His car overturned and landed on its roof on the east side of F Street, according to Sgt. John Wilson of the Davis Police Department.
Police told The Davis Enterprise alcohol and possibly speed were factors in 32-year-old Seferine Carrillo’s 1:30 a.m. accident on northbound F Street at Anderson Road.
Though Wilson said the vehicle didn’t appear to catch fire, the crash resulted in a grass fire in the area around the wreckage.
The fire struck a power pole, resulting in the power outage.
Carrillo was brought to the UC Davis Medical Center with unspecified injuries. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI and released to the hospital pending his recovery.
Twenty-three-year-old Alonzo Ruiz of Woodland, a passenger in the SUV, did not appear to sustain injuries, police said.
The number of households affected by the outage was not available as of Sunday, but residents told The Enterprise that some did not have their power restored until 7 a.m. Saturday.
The incident remains under investigation.
– Angela Swartz