Drunk driver blamed for Kennewick power outage

KENNEWICK-- If youre wondering why the power went out in Kennewick Thursday morning, police say they responded to a collision on the 8000 block of West 4th avenue.

A vehicle driven by Merit Henderson was traveling west bound.. left the roadway and struck a power pole.

This caused for a large power outage to the West end of Kennewick, an outage resolved before many woke up.

Henderson was arrested at the location for driving under the influence... He suffers minor injuries.

Police say the collision is still under investigation.