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Drunk Driver Crashes into Utility Pole, Hundreds Without Power in Vestal

According to Vestal Police, a drunk driver struck a utility pole in Vestal which left hundreds in the Twin Orchards neighborhood powerless Wednesday.

Police say 21-year old Joshua Conklin of Endicott was driving home from a bar in Binghamton when he hit the pole on Vestal Road near Third Avenue just before 5:00am New Year's Day.

Conklin was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and had a blood alcohol content of .13%.

NYSEG spent most of the day restoring power and replacing the heavily damaged pole.

Conklin was released and will appear in court in two weeks.

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