Car hits light pole, catches fire in Gilbert

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GILBERT -- Police say an impaired driver is to blame for temporarily knocking out power to a Gilbert neighborhood overnight.

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Car hits pole, knocks out power in Gilbert neighborhood - Police say an impaired driver is to blame for temporarily knocking out power to a Gilbert neighborhood overnight.

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Police say a 52-year-old man drove his car into a light pole near Ocotillo Road and Val Vista Drive Wednesday night.

The accident set off a chain of events that led to some downed power lines and a blown transformer, which caused a power outage.

The man's car caught on fire, but he escaped the flames without getting seriously hurt.

Officers arrested him for DUI.

Power to the nearby homes has since been restored.