TUPPER LAKE - Power was knocked out downtown in the village when a vehicle driven by Benjamin H. Cardin, of Granby, Conn., struck a utility pole.
Village police said Cardin was traveling west on state Route 3 at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday when he fell asleep and veered off the road. His vehicle then hit a utility pole on the corner of Elm Street. No one was injured.
Cardin was issued a ticket for failure to maintain lane.
Tupper?Lake Municipal Electric Department members work to fix an electrical pole Tuesday night after a car crashed into the pole at the corner of Elm and Main Streets Tuesday afternoon, knocking out power to the downtown area.
(Photo — Marc Staves, Municipal Electric Department)
Village Municipal Electric Superintendent John Bouck said power was returned to most residents by 10 p.m.