Driver rams into utility pole, gets DUI arrest

October 21, 2013 Updated: October 21, 2013 at 9:30 am

Shelby Bess, 21, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Monday morning when Colorado Springs police said she struck a utility pole, damaging traffic signals at Union Boulevard and Austin Bluffs Parkway.

Shortly before 3 a.m. Monday, police cleared a wreck between a Chevy Cavalier and a utility pole on Austin Bluffs Parkway. The driver, identified as Bess, suffered only minor injuries, police said.

The traffic lights flashed red until almost 4 a.m., when Colorado Springs Utilities crews fixed them.

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