Car Hits Power Line in Sioux Falls

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A crash at Russell Street and Prairie Avenue have forced police to shut down a major Sioux Falls intersection and it won’t be opening anytime soon.

A suspect faces alcohol and hit and run charges.

The driver hit a power pole around 7:30 p.m. Saturday evening. A live wire was seen hanging over Russell Street. The driver ran away, but witnesses to the crash followed the suspect. An off-duty police officer eventually caught up with and detained the suspect.

Police had to reroute traffic at Minnesota and Prairie Avenues while they waited for the power company to show up.

The driver also hit a traffic sign.

Sioux Falls police say drivers need to find an alternative route this evening.

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