A Vallejo driver shut down part of Freeway Drive on Friday night after crashing into a power pole.

Freeway Drive between Imola Avenue and Old Sonoma Road was shut down around 2 a.m. after the driver sheared a power pole, shutting off power to the area, according to the Napa Police Department. Wires came down around the driver's car. The driver remained inside until a Pacific Gas & Electric Company employee could respond to the scene.

The driver had a three-day-old interim license. Police say the driver had been drinking but was not arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

PG&E told police that it would install new wires Saturday morning.

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Courtney Teague is the Napa Valley Register public safety reporter. She can be reached at 707-256-2221. You can follow her reporting on Twitter and Facebook, or send her anonymous tip at: tinyurl.com/anonymous-tipbox-courtney.