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The driver of this vehicle, which snapped the utility pole, was arrested following an accident along Portland Street in Rochester Saturday morning. (Courtesy photo)

Barrington man arrested follow accident that closed Rochester road Saturday morning

Jeffrey Call (Courtesy photo)

ROCHESTER – Portland Street was briefly closed due to an alcohol-related accident that snapped a utility pole early Saturday morning.

Police, firefighters and emergency personnel responded around 1:24 a.m. after a vehicle struck a utility pole in the area of 319 Portland St. As a result, the pole snapped in half and wires fell onto the road and on top of the vehicle, according to police.

Upon arriving, officers learned that the driver – who was later identified as Jeffrey Call, of 50 Province Road in Barrington – had allegedly left the scene. He was eventually found a short distance away with the help of witness statements and the local K-9 team, according to police.

Call was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and conduct after an accident. He was released on $2,000 personal recognizance and is scheduled to appear in the 7th Circuit District Court April 7 at 8 a.m.

A section of Portland Street was briefly closed while police conducted their investigation and the vehicle, which sustained heavy front-end damage, was towed from the scene.


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