Clinton crash leads to arrest, power outage, and evacuations

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CLINTON — A single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning caused extensive damage to local residences, a telephone pole, a parked car, and resulted in a significant gas leak, prompting emergency evacuations and a road closure in the area of 980-990 Main St.

Clinton Public Safety Dispatch Center received calls about the incident around 7 a.m. Clinton Police Department officers and Clinton Fire Department firefighters were immediately dispatched to the scene.

The 22-year-old male driver of the vehicle was arrested after he became assaultive and uncooperative with responding officers.

He faces charges including speeding, unlicensed operation, operating under the influence, multiple counts of destruction of property, resisting arrest, and assault and battery on a police officer.

Officials noted that additional charges may follow as the investigation progresses.

The crash also resulted in power outages for nearby homes.

National Grid Gas and Electric were called to the scene to address the electrical and gas issues caused by the accident.

Multiple agencies collaborated to ensure public safety and to investigate the crash.

Alongside Clinton Police and Fire Departments, National Grid, Lancaster Police Department, the Clinton Building Inspector, Clinton Animal Control, and the Clinton Department of Public Works were all involved in the response effort.

The investigation is ongoing, and further details will be released as they become available.

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