A 2005 Infiniti G35 damaged a utility pole and several other vehicles in the 400 block of Summer Street around 8 a.m. Friday, according to Hot Springs police.
The driver, Clayton Vaughan, 29, of Glenwood, was southbound on Summer when he lost control of the vehicle, striking and snapping a utility pole at the intersection with Rector Street, before coming to rest in a car lot, damaging three parked vehicles, Hot Springs police Officer 1st Class Robert Plyler said.
Also damaged were a car frame and the power box and line connected to a nearby house. Vaughan, who was not injured, was charged with failure to maintain a vehicle, no proof of insurance, fictitious tags and failure to register his vehicle, Plyler said.
J. Paul Brewster, customer service manager for Entergy Arkansas, said they received the call at 8:13 a.m. and the pole was changed out by 11:51 a.m.
The customer who was affected had to have an electrician replace the meter loop to his home before service could be reconnected.