DWI accident closes road in Westmoreland
January 4th, 2012|
January 4, 2012
A hit-and-run accident on Tuesday morning sheared a telephone pole in half and closed a portion of a Westmoreland street, reports WKTV News.
Sometime before 12:30 a.m. a 26-year-old Westmoreland man was heading east on West South Street and lost control of his vehicle, striking a pole and shearing it in half. He was able to regain control of his vehicle and left the scene of the accident, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s.
The pole fell across the roadway, making it impossible for the snow plows and drivers to get through. A portion of the West South Street was closed to traffic early Tuesday morning.
The deputies noticed the man’s pickup truck with front-end damage at the Nice N Easy Grocery Shop on West Main Street and Route 233. After questioning the driver about the damage, they were then able to link his truck to the accident.
The driver of the truck is charged with DWI, failing to keep right, leaving the scene of an accident, and not wearing a seat belt.