By Jeremy Schwartz
Peninsula Daily News
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The 69-year-old driver was not hurt when his sport utility vehicle ran into the power pole north of Sequim and sheared it off its base, said Patrick Young, spokesman for Clallam Fire District 3.
The Clallam County Sheriff's Office continued to investigate the cause of the wreck Thursday.
Crews repaired the pole in about five hours Wednesday, Michael Howe, utility district spokesman, said Thursday.
The repair forced the temporary shutoff of electricity for two homes in the area, Howe added.
Paramedic units from the fire district received a 9-1-1 emergency call about the single-car wreck at 3:43 p.m., Young said.
The fire department did not identify the driver, citing privacy concerns.
Howe could not estimate the cost of repairs Thursday, though the utility district will charge the driver for expenses incurred by the work.
“We do try to recoup the cost,” Howe said.
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