Suspected drunk driver crashes into pole, causes second crash

Dublin/Flintridge crash 11/28/2022
Dublin/Flintridge crash 11/28/2022(KKTV/Aleah Burggraff)
Published: Nov. 28, 2022 at 2:46 AM MST|Updated: Nov. 28, 2022 at 6:37 AM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A suspected drunk driver crashed into a traffic control signal pole, causing a second crash.

Around 11 p.m. Sunday, a car crashed into a traffic control signal pole at Dublin and Flintridge, knocking it into the roadway. The driver, who was identified by police as Richard Beaudoin, was taken to the hospital after being rescued by firefighters. Police say speed and alcohol are considered factors in this crash.

Moments after the first crash, a second crash occurred with another motorist striking the downed traffic pole.

The intersection of Flintridge and Dublin Boulevard was closed for several hours Monday morning while the down poles and lighting were removed.

Police said just after 6:30 a.m. that the roadway was back open.