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Six Months After Crash, Power Pole Is Being Replaced

Georgia Power Inc. is replacing a utility pole in front of the Chattooga County Courthouse six months after the last one was knocked over.

An intoxicated Trion man stole a truck and then crashed it into the pole in front of the courthouse. The driver lost control and then crashed into the adjacent Registrar’s building. Not only did the crash topple the pole, but it also shattered windows at the Registrar’s office.

This crash happened on New Year’s Eve around 10:16 p.m. The driver, Michael Joe Womack, 35, was arrested for DUI, theft by taking and other traffic offenses.