Driver looking at GPS knocks down power lines on I-95 in Johnston County, trooper says

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A woman will not face charges after authorities said she knocked down power lines in Johnston County early Tuesday morning.

The incident closed parts of I-95 between US 301 and Bagley Road near Kenly.

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Trooper Mark Samosky said a woman was using her GPS to get back on the highway after filling up at a gas station on Truck Stop Road.

Samosky said the driver turned right on the service road rather than taking the entrance ramp for I-95 South.

He said she then looked down at her GPS and drove off of the road.

She then hit a guy wire that supports the power pole, bringing down the power lines and covering all four lanes of the roadway.

The roadway was reopened by 6:30 a.m.