Driver cited for OVI in crash that took down power lines in Boardman

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Thousands of customers are without power in Boardman following a crash

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Power is being restored to thousands of customers in the Boardman/Youngstown area following a crash Monday.

The accident happened at about 6 a.m. at Hillman Way and W. Midlothian Boulevard.

Police say 25-year-old Jessie McQueen hit a utility pole.

Midlothian Boulevard has since reopened in the area of the crash.

McQueen was taken from the scene in handcuffs by troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He was charged with OVI and failure to control, according to the Patrol.

No injuries were reported.

When the crash first happened, about 4,000 customers in the Boardman/Youngstown were without power. By 7:30 a.m., that number had dwindled to less than 300.

The outage closed some schools in the area.

According to the First Energy outage map, all service should be restored by 3:30 p.m.

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