Vineyard Avenue reopens several hours after suspected DUI crash

Roadway was shut down to repair power pole

Vineyard Avenue in Pleasanton between Ruby Hill Boulevard and Machado Place has reopened in both directions following a Friday morning suspected DUI crash that damaged a power pole, according to Pleasanton police.

Shortly after 3 a.m. Friday, officers responded to a report of a vehicle that struck a pole on Vineyard Avenue near Machado Place, according to a Pleasanton Police Department statement.

Officers arrived and found the vehicle unoccupied and a power pole damaged.

The driver, identified as 31-year-old Jessica Heinbuch of Livermore, and an unnamed passenger were found leaving the area on foot, according to police. Both sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to a local hospital via ambulance.

Police allege Heinbuch was determined to have been under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested but later released to receive treatment for her injuries at a local hospital.

The department says it is pursuing criminal charges in the matter.

Police shut down the roadway following the crash and it reopened shortly after 3 p.m. once pole repairs were complete according to PG&E spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian.

Sarkissian added that 96 customers were impacted by two brief power outages that occurred while crews repaired the power pole.


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