KINGSTON – A 24-year-old Kirkland man was charged with drunken driving after injuring himself in a single-vehicle crash that caused 545 Kingston area homes to lose power Wednesday morning.
Michael J. Klock, of the 5300 block of Decker Drive in Kirkland, was driving a 2002 Chevy when he struck an electrical pole on Route 72 west of Pleasant Hill Road in Kingston, according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.
County deputies responded to the crash about 1:35 a.m., which was around the time Kingston and Kingston Township residents lost power.
Power was restored at 3:40 a.m. and the electrical pole was repaired around 6:30 a.m., said Paul Callighan, external affairs manager for ComEd.
Klock had left the scene when deputies arrived, but he later called them and met with them at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, where he was treated and released.
Klock was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without insurance and improper lane usage.