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Christmas Eve power outage caused by illegal alien

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On Tuesday, an SUV struck a power pole at River Woods Drive and Turquoise Road in Bend, Oregon, knocking-out power to nearly 1,300 Pacific Power customers for much of Christmas Eve.

Both driver and passenger fled on foot, abandoning their 1997 GMC Yukon amid downed power lines, according to police.

KTVZ reported:

Initial scanner reports said the car was left running and blocking the road, with fluid leaking and the airbags deployed.

The road was closed for hours, with county Public Works crews helping reroute traffic around the scene. The power outage affecting 1,281 Pacific Power customers lasted for most a few hours and for about 460 until around 5 p.m., utility officials said.

After several hours, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies located and took into custody, both Jacinto Zuniga Plasencia, 36, and Enrique Ibarra, 41.

It was determined that Plasencia was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Plasencia has been charged with reckless driving, failure to perform the duties of a driver, driving on a suspended/revoked license, driving without insurance and having an open container of alcohol. He is currently being held at the Deschutes County Jail on an immigration detainer.

View this suspect's booking info...

No word yet on the cost of the clean-up and repairs to the power lines.

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