Utica truck driver caused Hamilton County power outage

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INLET — A Utica truck driver caused a power outage in Hamilton County by hitting a utility pole while on his cell phone behind the wheel, according to the Inlet Police Department.

Police said Michael J. Fedarko, 33, of Bacon Street, was driving for JC Rendering Company on Route 28 in Inlet on June 6 when his truck crashed into a utility police. Police said Fedarko then drove off from the scene of the crash.

Due to the broken pole, authorities said the Inlet and Raquette Lake areas were without power for a period of time. Following an investigation, the truck and Fedarko were identified and Fedarko was interviewed.

Fedarko is charged with using his cell phone while driving and leaving the scene of an accident, police stated. He is scheduled to appear in court.

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