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Alleged DUI driver hits power pole, temporarily cutting power to about 800 in Bloomfield area

A Calistoga driver who authorities say was intoxicated struck a utility pole on Valley Ford Road in Bloomfield Tuesday, causing an outage for much of the day that affected about 800 PG&E customers.

At 6:15 a.m., 23-year-old Eduardo Milian Milguel was driving east on Valley Ford Road, in his grey Nissan Sentra when he struck the pole, CHP spokesman Officer David deRutte said. The crash caused the hundreds of PG&E customers in the area to lose power, PG&E spokeswoman Deanna Contreras said in an email.

Milguel and the 20-year-old passenger in his car, also from Calistoga, sustained minor injuries and were transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for treatment, deRutte said. Milguel was arrested on alleged alcohol DUI charges.

PG&E crews worked Tuesday to replace the broken pole and other equipment, and restored power to customers in the area later that evening.

You can reach Staff Writer Chantelle Lee at 707-521-5337 or chantelle.lee@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @ChantelleHLee.

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