A man smashed into a utility pole, police say, knocking out power for hundreds of people on the city's west side.

Police were called out to the intersection of Morgan and 18th Street around 8PM Sunday. Witnesses say the driver tried to take off....but some people at the scene held him down until police pulled up.

He was put in handcuffs, and will be taken to jail for driving while intoxicated, according to police.

At last check, AEP reported a little more than 1-thousand homes without electricity.