Impaired driver crashes into utility pole, brings power lines down onto woman’s car in Randolph County, troopers say

North Carolina Highway Patrol (WGHP file photo)

North Carolina Highway Patrol (WGHP file photo)

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RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Troopers say a man was impaired when he crashed into a utility pole and brought electrical lines down on another driver’s car.

At about 10:53 p.m. Thursday, troopers responded to a crash on N.C. 22, near Smith Street in Randolph County.

Buddy Ray Stinson Jr., of Randleman, was driving a 2018 Nissan car east when he drove off the road to the right and hit a small tree.

The car continued off the road, across a private driveway and hit a parked SUV.

The car then went on to hit a utility pole, knocking electrical lines down onto the road.

A woman driving west in a car was hit by the pole and electrical lines.

No one was hurt.

Stinson was charged with driving while impaired and failure to maintain lane control.

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