Aylesbury Vale village experiences power cut after suspected drink driver collides with pylon

The electricity in certains homes in an Aylesbury Vale village were temporarily cut out due to a suspected drunk driver colliding with a pylon yesterday evening (28 June).

By James Lowson
Wednesday, 29th June 2022, 10:18 am

A power shortage was reported in Stewkley after a suspected drink driver veered into a pylon knocking it into the road.

Thames Valley Police arrested the man, while Western Power was tasked with restoring electricity in the community.

Police officers were also on hand to make the area safe.

The aftermath of yesterday's crash

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Western Power Distribution confirmed that at least one home in the village near Leighton Buzzard experienced a power cut, half an hour after the police reported the incident just before 9pm.

The electricity provider confirmed all power had been restored to households by 11pm.

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