Man charged with DUI af­ter hit­ting util­ity pole on Rit­ter Lane

Newark Post - - POLICE BLOTTER -

A Ne­wark man is fac­ing a DUI charge af­ter he crashed his SUV into a util­ity pole Sun­day, shut­ting down Rit­ter Lane for ap­prox­i­mately 10 hours.

The crash hap­pened just be­fore 3:30 a.m., and re­spond­ing of­fi­cers found a sin­gle ve­hi­cle had crashed into a util­ity pole and snapped it in half, said Sgt. Ger­ald Bryda, a spokesman for the Ne­wark Po­lice De­part­ment.

“The driver of the ve­hi­cle was not in­jured, and of­fi­cers could de­tect that he ap­peared in­tox­i­cated,” he said.

The driver was iden­ti­fied as Ryan Cum­mings, 24. His ve­hi­cle sus­tained heavy front-end dam­age and was towed from the scene. Rit­ter Lane was closed so city crews could re­pair the pole.

Cum­mings was ar­rested and charged with driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence, driv­ing off of the road­way and no proof of in­sur­ance.

He was later re­leased pend­ing a court date in Ne­wark Al­der­man’s Court #40.

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