Driver knocks down utility pole |

Driver knocks down utility pole

An alleged drunken driver knocked down a utility pole early Tuesday morning when she lost control of her car and went off road in Rough and Ready.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Sherrie Skalisky, 43, of Rough and Ready, was driving north on Rough and Ready Road near Rough and Ready Highway at 1:10 a.m. when she lost control of her red Nissan sedan. The car knocked down 15 feet of fencing before running into the pole.

Highway Patrol Officer Greg Thys said Skalisky was not hurt in the crash, and stumbled out of the car. He said she was found passed-out several yards away in some grass. She was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

It was not clear Tuesday morning if any homes lost power dues to the downed line.

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