Accident on Methuen’s Route 110 Snarls Monday Rush Hour Commute After Driver Hits Car, Utility Pole

An accident on Methuen's Route 110 snarled Monday's rush hour commute and cut power to the area. (Courtesy photograph)

A person police say was suspected of drugged driving was given two doses of Narcan Monday night after allegedly sideswiping a car and slamming into a utility pole on Methuen’s busy route 110 just before 7 p.m., Police Chief Joseph E. Solomon tells WHAV.

The accident, which took place near the Sons of Italy function hall, knocked live wires onto Merrimack Street, which is also known as Route 113. The road, which takes motorists north to Haverhill or south into Methuen, was closed to traffic for several hours as National Grid cut power to the area in order to remove the old pole and install a new one. A function already in progress at the Sons of Italy was canceled as a result.

According to Solomon, a 911 call came in from a person who said he was sideswiped by a driver that allegedly hit his car before driving into a pole. The person who made the call was not injured.

The driver who hit the pole was given two doses of the opioid reversal drug Narcan and transported to a local hospital. No charges have been filed as of Tuesday morning, Solomon said.

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