Happening nearby: Utility pole down after DUI crash in Lynnwood

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The car crashed into a utility pole, which knocked it down. (Photos courtesy Lynnwood Fire)

A utility pole was knocked down on 196th Street Southwest just east of 24th Avenue West after a car crashed into it on Monday morning before 2 a.m.

The downed pole caused 196th Street Southwest to be closed until just before 7 a.m. as crews investigated the crash and repaired the pole.

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The car’s front end was damaged.

Lynnwood Police Sergeant Sean Doty said the car was occupied by a driver and a passenger, both men in their 30s. The passenger was transported to Harborview Medical Center with unknown injuries. The driver was arrested for DUI and vehicular assault.

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