Road now open after car crashes into pole, driver arrested with DUI

Newbys Bridge Road is closed, and nearby Dominion Energy customers are without power. (Chesterfield County Police Department)

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) — VDOT just reported that the road is now open.

UPDATE: The road remains closed to repair downed power lines. Drivers should continue to use an alternate route until further notice.

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) — A car crashed into a power pole on Newbys Bridge Road near Hagood Lane early Sunday morning. Chesterfield Police say the driver has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence. No one was injured, according to officials.

As a result of the downed power line, 60 customers are without electricity in the nearby area, according to Dominion Energy.

Shortly after 9:30 a.m., Dominion Energy’s outage map reported nearly 200 customers without power.  Crews now say power should be restored by 4 p.m.

Newbys Bridge Road is closed near Hagood Lane, and the Virginia Department of Transportation is encouraging drivers to use an alternate route. Chesterfield Police say the road will be closed “for a while.”

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