Driver crashes into power pole, knocks out traffic lights

HOUSTON - Police said a woman ended up in the hospital after she slammed her car into a power pole in northeast Houston.

Around 1 a.m. Wednesday, investigators said the woman was speeding along the Eastex Freeway feeder road near Little York.

Deputies said she failed to keep the car on the road and slammed into a pole.

Power to the traffic signals was knocked out for a while, but crews were able to get the lights back up and running.

The woman was taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition. Investigators said she appeared to be intoxicated at the time of the accident. No word yet on any charges.

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