Police: Radford man charged with DUI after crashing into utility pole

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Radford officials say that Maurice Dashawn Toney, a 18- year- old Radford man is facing DUI charges after a crash that shut down a utility pole. 

It happened around 10:22 p.m. Sunday in the area of Walker and Ninth Street. 

Officials say when they arrived, they found an unoccupied 2006 Chevrolet Impala and a downed utility pole carrying electric lines. 

Investigators revealed that the driver had been speeding.

Toney was traveling south on Walker Street when he crossed on to the wrong side of the road, ran off the road, and hit the utility pole. 

The vehicle continued south and rolled over three times before coming to a complete stop. 

Officials say that Toney had left the scene before they had arrived. 

Toney is being charged with DUI, driving on a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident, underage possession of alcohol, speeding, operating an uninsured vehicle, expired registration, and failure to wear a seatbelt. 

The accident resulted in disruption of power to a large amount of the City of Radford. Electricity crews are still working to fully restore power, 

The vehicle was a total loss and damage to the utility pole equipment was estimated at over $20,000. 

Toney is being held at the New River Valley Regional Jail on a $2500 secured bond. 

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