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Driver sought after SUV takes out power in White Rock

2,800 left without power after hydro pole struck on Buena Vista

Police are looking for at least one individual after an SUV crashed into a power pole on Buena Vista Avenue Monday, leaving scores of Semiahmoo Peninsula residents without power.

Staff Sgt. Kale Pauls said the incident happened in the 15000-block of Buena Vista at approximately 7:30 a.m. on May 2.

“Witnesses observed the driver flee the scene,” Pauls told Peace Arch News.

“We have been provided a photo of the driver by a witness and are following other leads to further establish identity. The driver can avoid the moral conflict and personal distress of knowing police will eventually locate them by rectifying their wrongdoing and coming into the detachment to take responsibility. It’s going to happen anyway, so take some control of your situation.”

According to initial information at, 20 customers were without power as a result of the crash. However, far more were ultimately affected. According to the utility’s restored-outages list, more than 2,800 customers south of North Bluff Road – east of 128 Street and west of Kent Street – were impacted by the crash.

Power was restored after about eight hours.

As of Tuesday morning, no arrests had been made.

Anyone with information that could help the police investigation is asked to call the detachment’s non-emergency line at 778-545-4800.
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Tracy Holmes

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Tracy Holmes has been a reporter with Peace Arch News since 1997.
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