Woman Arrested After Accident Causes Power Outage

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Fort Smith police arrested a woman on charges of driving while intoxicated and reckless driving Monday morning after she hit a light pole causing a power outage.

Kristin McPherson, 20, has since bonded out of the Sebastian County jail. Police say she blew a .20 during a blood alcohol test with a breathalyzer. She’s expected to appear in court on the charges Wednesday.

Dispatchers with the Fort Smith Police Department say the car hit a light pole at 9800 Meandering Way just before 4 a.m. The accident left 1,546 Fort Smith residents temporarily without power. 

Police say no injuries were reported in the accident.