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Power outage after car crashes into utility pole

WILMINGTON, NC, (WWAY) — A power outage hit several homes near the 5900 block of Wrightsville Avenue in Wilmington Monday night.

Police said a car crashed into a utility pole around 9 p.m. and knocked down power lines which cut off electricity to some homes.

Police said the driver and passenger got into an argument right before the accident. The passenger had to go to the hospital for minor injuries.

Police said 43-year-old James Valentine II was cited for reckless driving.

Police said it could take up to three hours to repair the utility pole.

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