Man hits pole, goes to hospital, goes to jail

CLARKSVILLE CITY, TX (KLTV) - CLARKSVILLE CITY, TX (KLTV) - Much of Clarksville City in Gregg County was without power for six hours early Friday morning after a one vehicle accident.

James Smith Jr. of White Oak lost control of his pickup while eastbound on FM 2275.

He slid into a power pole, causing the outage which affected around 100 homes.

Smith was transported to Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview.

After he was treated, he was taken to the Gregg County Jail and charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

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