Man arrested following Peterborough crash which left street lights out of action

Damage caused in the crash
Damage caused in the crash
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A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving following a crash which led to some street lights in Peterborough being turned off until December.

Street lights in Orton Souhtgate could be out until the middle of December after a car crashed into a feeder station supplying power to lights.

The crash happened on Brimbles Way, near the Ortongate Shopping Centre, that resulted in extensive damage to the street lighting and the feeder pillar that provides power to the neighbouring area on Sunday October 25.

A 31-year-old man from Peterborough was arrested on suspicion of driving a motor vehicle when his alcohol level was above the limit. He was later released on bail to return to Thorpe Wood Police Station on December 3.

The streets affected are Brimbles Way, Orton Parkway, Newcombe Way, Paxton Road and the local subways under the Orton Centre roundabout.

A Peterborough City Council spokesman said that due to the specialist equipment required to repair the damage to the pillar, this fault will not be able to be repaired until mid-December at the earliest.