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Drunk Driver Blamed For La Salle Power Outage

Posted by wlpo on October 19, 2012

A widespread power outage in La Salle is being blamed on a drunk driver.

Jessyca Rietgraf of La Salle is accused of hitting a power pole around two this morning in the area of 3rd and Hennepin Streets, knocking out power to over 900 customers.  She then went up Route 351 and smashed into tables outside the Twisty Freeze in La Salle.  Rietgraf was arrested at her home for DUI and several traffic tickets.

She was taken to Illinois Valley Community Hospital.

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