A Maryland man is facing charges after crashing into an electrical box while driving intoxicated in Newark, police said.
The crash happened during a strong thunderstorm around 8 p.m. Thursday on Elkton Road in front of the FMC (formerly DuPont) Stine-Haskell Research Center, according to Lt. Andrew Rubin, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department.
Cody Curran, 23, of Elkton, was driving a Ford Mustang south toward Elkton when he veered off the road and hit an electrical box and pole, trapping him in the car, Rubin said.
Firefighters from Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company used chains to hook the wrecked car to a fire department utility truck and pulled it away from the electrical box. They then extricated Curran from the car within 10 minutes.
Curran, the sole occupant of the car, was taken to Christiana Hospital to be evaluated for non-life-threatening injuries.
He was charged with DUI and careless driving and released on his own recognizance, Rubin said.