Cedar Rapids Car Accident Knocks Down Utility Pole

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By Ben Hoppenworth

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa- A utility pole was knocked down due to a drunk driver overnight into Sunday.

Cedar Rapids police say 53-year-old Jeffery Matheny lost control of his car and ran into a pole outside of Jim's Foods at the corner of 6th Street and 8th Avenue.

The accident caused the utility pole to fall into the street. Matheny was charged with an O-W-I as well as failure to maintain a vehicle.

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