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DUI Driver Shears Pole on Route 9 - GFD - 05/01/2007


 

DUI Driver Shears Pole on Route 9

State Police officer inspects the interior of the vehicle.  Significant front end damage was caused by the pick-up striking and shearing off a utility pole.

The driver of this Ford pick-up was taken away in handcuffs early Tuesday morning after shearing a utility pole on Route 9 in Goshen.  The accident was reported by a passing motorist who witnessed the driver travelling in an erratic manner.  The accident occured just west of the intersection with South Main Street near Accufab.  The driver was treated for minor abrasions to his arm by members of the Highland Ambulance squad. 

Looking East down Route 9 towards South Main Street.  Truck can be seen in background.

The Goshen Fire Department responded with 56-E1 and 56-R1.  After arriving on the scene, firefighters disabled the vehicles battery then created a safe one-way travel zone in the westbound side of Route 9.   Department members were released shortly after a flatbed from Leibenow's in Cummington towed the pick-up away.

(May 1, 2007)