Vehicle crash causes power outage in Hampton; teen arrested

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HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – A 14-year-old is facing several serious charges after a chain of events that left hundreds of people without power.

Officers were dispatched to the area of Woodland Road and Woodcrest Drive just before 6 a.m. on July 16 for the report of a car that crashed into a light pole.

The investigation revealed the driver of a stolen white Toyota SUV lost control while traveling down Woodland Road, hit a motorcyclist and then a utility pole. The 29-year-old man on the motorcycle was injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment, but police say he is expected to recover.

The occupants of the SUV took off running. Police located them a short time later and arrested a 14-year-old Hampton male. He was charged with grand larceny, felony hit and run, no operator’s license and reckless driving.

The crash knocked out power to nearly 200 customers for several hours.