DUI suspect crashes pickup, knocking out power to 1,000 in East Wenatchee

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A motorist believed to be under the influence crashed into an electrical junction Wednesday night, and left about 1,000 East Wenatchee residents in the dark.

Levi Lou Lange, 29, allegedly drove a GMC pickup off the shoulder on Jarvis Avenue about 9:48 p.m. and struck a power box.

The collision cut power to nearby homes until the Douglas County PUD could restore the outage about an hour later.

East Wenatchee police say Lange will be cited for DUI.