MORRIS COUNTY — A Boonton man has been charged with DWI, among other offenses, after allegedly hitting a utility pole Thursday night in Denville Township.
On August 3, at around 9:00 p.m., police responded to a report of a single-vehicle motor vehicle crash on Diamond Spring Road.
Upon arrival, it was discovered that the involved vehicle had left the roadway and struck a utility pole, causing the utility pole and wires to fall into and block the roadway.
During the subsequent police investigation, it was determined that the driver, who was identified as Kevin Killingback, 36, Boonton, was under the influence of alcohol.
Killingback was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, reckless driving, careless driving, refusal to submit to chemical testing, and refusing to consent to provide samples of his breath. He was then released pending a court appearance.
Diamond Spring Road was closed in both directions between Whaleback Waddy and Entrance Way from the time of the crash until approximately 6:00 p.m. on August 4 as work crews repaired the damage. Some residents in the area may have experienced intermittent power outages.