Police: Power restored near 31st Avenue/Thomas after car crashes into power pole

PHOENIX - Local businesses in Phoenix were without power Friday morning after a vehicle crashed into a power pole.

One of those businesses, St. Mary's Food Bank, said power to their warehouse and distribution center was out for about four hours. A food bank official said the freezers and coolers held their temperatures and there was no adverse effect on the food stored there.

A spokesman with Phoenix police said a car crashed into a power pole near 31st Avenue and Thomas Road and then caught fire before 6 a.m.

The driver in the vehicle fled, but was caught shortly after. The driver has been taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

It is unclear as to what caused the crash or if impairment may be a factor.

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