Chapel Hill dump truck driver causes 1,300 to lose power; gets arrested for reckless driving

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Monday, November 27, 2017
Downed power line closes US- 64 in Wake County
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Downed power line closes US- 64 in Wake County

WAKE COUNTY (WTVD) -- More than 1,300 people in Apex are without power due to downed power lines across US-64.

It happened around 9:30 a.m. after a dump truck hit a power pole near Jenks Road, causing the lines to drop.

According to police, Ashuntee Baker, 34, of Chapel Hill, failed to lower the dump bed from a previous stop, causing the bed to strike the power lines and pull them down.

The road was closed until the early evening.

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Baker was charged with reckless driving and no operator's license.


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