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