HALIFAX -- Halifax Regional Police say a driver crashed his SUV into a utility pole early Sunday morning, knocking out the power to most of the city's west end.

Police say the accident happened on Young Street at around 3:30 a.m. and that the power pole was sheared off at its base.

They say the SUV driver -- a 25-year-old local man -- wasn't injured, however, he was arrested for impaired driving.

Traffic was reduced to one lane on Young Street while a Nova Scotia Power crew worked to replace the snapped pole and electrical lines.

The repairs were expected to take several hours.

The suspect, meanwhile, was scheduled to appear in Halifax Court at a later date.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 12, 2020.