Morning accident smashes SUV and a power pole

Police investigate cause

Police investigate a vehicle accident into a power pole on Garden Street Monday morning. (John Palminteri/KEYT photo)

SANTA BARBARA,Calif. - Santa Barbara Police are investigating the cause of a crash that badly damaged an SUV early Monday morning.

When they arrived on the scene at Garden And Junipero Streets, the driver was out of the vehicle.   She was unhurt, and had a dog.

Southern California Edison was notified of the pole damage.

It's unknown what led to the accident.

Police conducted a sobriety test to determine if drugs or alcohol may be a factor. 

No other details are known.

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