A San Luis Obispo man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly crashed into a utility pole while driving drunk.
Scott Metcalf, 27, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after he allegedly sheared a utility pole in the 200 block of Higuera Street with his 2010 Toyota Tacoma. The collision, which happened at 5 p.m., caused the wires from the pole to fall into the roadway.
Metcalf ran from the scene but officers found him behind a nearby business, according to a news release from the San Luis Obispo Police Department.
The 200 block of Higuera Street was closed for approximately two hours while the utility lines were fixed.
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Metcalf was booked into County Jail, where bail was set at $5,000.