HOUSTON – A suspected drunken driver struck a utility pole and knocked out power to student apartments near the University of Houston, police said.
The crash happened at about 2 a.m. Friday on Calhoun.
The driver left the roadway, splitting the pole and flipping his car. Witnesses said the man then tried to get away, but UH police arrested him after a brief chase.
The incident knocked out power to The Vue Apartments on MacGregor.
"Our heat went out," said student Frank Garcia. "We're actually like, we have mid-terms tomorrow and stuff like that too, so I don't know how that's gonna work out tomorrow."
A few hours later the power was restored, but the pole was still in need of repairs.
The suspect now faces a charge of driving while intoxicated.