Garden City man charged with felony DUI after car knocks out power lines

Kevin Moreno
Kevin Moreno

Police say Kevin Moreno abandoned the vehicle and fled the scene but was found hitchhiking on Glenwood Street.

The car crashed into a power pole in the 5200 block of Alworth Street about 1:20 a.m. Friday, Garden City police said. Power lines stretched across the roadway, and the street was closed down while crews worked to restore power. Power in the area was out for about five hours and affected more than 100 Garden City residences, police said in a news release.

Investigators determined Moreno was under the influence of alcohol when the crash occurred, and he was charged with felony DUI, police said. The charge specifies that it is a third or subsequent offense. He remained in the Ada County Jail Friday evening with his bond set at $50,000.

All traffic lanes were open for normal use by about 6 a.m. police said.