Accused drunken driver crashes, takes down power lines in Marietta

A drunken driver crashed into a utility pole, knocked down power lines and took out a fence in Marietta on Tuesday morning, police said.

Firefighters responded about 1:30 a.m. to the scene on Roosevelt Circle. According to Channel 2 Action News, Jamilah Mitchell tried to get out of her SUV despite warnings that power lines surrounded the vehicle.

She was eventually taken into custody and booked into the Cobb County Adult Detention Center, Marietta police spokesman Chuck McPhilamy said. According to Channel 2, Mitchell, 38, of Marietta, faces driving with a suspended license and public intoxication charges.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Marietta Power arrived on the scene around 2:30 a.m. and had power restored within roughly 90 minutes, McPhilamy said.

A power crew has since replaced the downed utility pole, Channel 2 reported. A cable company was on the scene just after 2:30 p.m. restoring service to the neighborhood, according to the news station.

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