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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A Rochester man was taken to St Marys Hospital Sunday after crashing into a power pole.

The crash happened at the intersection of Bamber Valley Road and Salem Road SW around 6:00 AM.

Witnesses told police they heard someone yelling but there was no one inside the pickup truck. Officers noticed blood on the door of the truck and a short while later found the driver in some nearby woods.

A neighbor told officers the same man had entered his house a few minutes earlier but left when he was spotted by the homeowner.

The driver was identified as 31-year-old Brett Kuehl. Because he was showing signs of intoxication, a blood sample was drawn.

The accident affected traffic for about an hour as power lines that had fallen on the road were removed.

 

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