MPD: Intoxicated driver crashes causes multiple power outages

Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 5:20 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Alliant Energy crews spent hours working to restore power for multiple homes after Madison Police say a man crashed into an electrical box Monday night.

MPD says the 26-year-old man was heading north on the 1200 block of McKenna Blvd just before 11:30 p.m. and struck the electrical box causing it to start on fire.

Police say many residents went without power as energy crews worked to restore it. Most of the outages were fixed quickly.

According to Alliant Energy’s outage map, it estimates all power to be returned by 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The driver sustained minor injuries and was charged with a 1st offense OWI, police added.