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Driver who hit power pole charged with DUI

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By Staff Reports

Galax police arrested a Galax man on Sunday on several charges after they were called to an accident in The Gazette parking lot where a vehicle had struck a light pole.

According to Police Chief Rick Clark, police were notified of the accident at 11:17 p.m. They arrived to find that David Thomas Singelton Jr., 24, of Galax had struck the pole with his vehicle.

There were no injuries as a result of the accident, Clark confirmed.

Singelton was charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving and defective equipment, Clark said.