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Man arrested for causing power outage on Veterans Pkwy

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus Police say they arrested the man responsible for causing a power outage in north Columbus early Monday morning.

Thomas Newton appeared in court Monday.

Officers testified he hit a telephone pole and knocked it down, forcing the intersection at Veterans Parkway and Moon Road to shut down -- causing power outages.

Newton admitted to a judge that he was driving too fast and that he had been drinking at the time of the accident.

His charges have been bound over to state and superior court.

News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll have the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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