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4,400 lose power as naked woman crashes car into pole

SHORELINE, Wash. - A 24-year-old woman driving around the Shoreline area while naked crashed her car into a utility pole overnight, knocking out power to more than 4,400 customers, officials said.

A police sergeant patrolling in the area heard the crash, near 155th Street and 1st Avenue NE, and responded to the scene at about 2 a.m. Friday.

He found a car crashed into a pole and a woman inside who was completely naked. Medics responded to the scene and took the woman to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash knocked out power to 4,443 customers of Seattle City Light. Crews were called to the scene to repair the damage and restore electrical service.

Power was restored to most homes by 3:45 a.m. Everyone had their electricity back by 8 a.m.

A blood sample was taken to determine whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
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