Around 11pm, a vehicle struck a utility pole on Linny’s Mountain Road. Taylorsville Police arrested the driver and charged him with Driving While Impaired. 36 year old David Lee Zeilstra Jr of North Wilkesboro. was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center. More charges are possible as the investigation continues. Zeilstra was not injured in the crash.
Duke Energy replaced the damaged utility pole shutting down service for most of Taylorsville and locations both North and West of Town.