An SUV crashed into a utility pole along Essex Street in Bangor on Sunday night, knocking out power to about 450 Emera Maine customers.
The crash was reported around 9 p.m. in the vicinity of 1427 Essex St., a quarter-mile north of the intersection with Burleigh Road, according to Bangor police Sgt. Wade Betters.
The driver, 61-year-old John O’Brien of Hudson, was operating a 2011 Jeep that also allegedly damaged a lawn in that area during the crash.
O’Brien was taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation, and the cause of the crash remains under investigation, Betters said.
It took about 3 hours and 45 minutes for Emera Maine to restore power to its customers, according to company spokeswoman Judy Long.