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UPDATED: SUV Driver That Snapped Utility Pole Allegedly Drunk

A car crash on Elliott Street early Friday morning snapped an utility pole.

The driver of a Mercedes sport utility vehicle that smashed through an utility pole early Friday morning on Elliott Street was allegedly drunk, according to State Police.

Michael Enes Sr., 62, of 7 Elm Top Lane in Beverly, faces charges of driving under the influence of liquor, marked lanes violation and operating to endanger, according to State Trooper Nicole Morrell.

Enes' sport utility vehicle rolled over and crashed on Elliott Street at about 2:40 a.m. on Friday. Video by WHDH-TV show the damage to the vehicle and crash aftermath, that left a pole snapped in half and dangling over the street.

The news station said that the driver had to be removed from the car and taken to the hospital.

Morrell said Enes was taken by ambulance to Beverly Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Nobody else was in the vehicle.

Enes was also involved in a hit-and-run accident on Route 128 just a few minutes earlier, WHDH reported.

The crash hapenned on Route 128 northbound just before the Route 62 exit where another vehicle was rear-ended.

Since the initial crash on Route 128 was already under investigation by State Police, they also handled the investigation of the Elliott Street crash, said Danvers Police Capt. Patrick Ambrose.

"They took over the investigation," he said.

The snapped pole was on the south side of Elliott Street, between Garfield Avenue and Bradley Road. Some wires were hanging low from the pole on Friday morning, as Danvers Electric Light crews and Comcast crews worked to replace the pole and move the wires on to the new pole.

Guest November 30, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Here we go again, not even 24 hrs later and another out of control driver causes mayhem. Where are the Danvers Police?
EJS December 01, 2012 at 12:24 PM
They can't catch everyone
MR MOTTO December 01, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Thier conspiring against top tax paying citizens
EJS December 02, 2012 at 07:08 AM
Right...I'm sure that they spend time 'conspiring" blame blame...everyone always has someone to point a finger to. Either way nobody is to blame except for the people who cause & are at fault
Bob Nelson December 03, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Thanks for details on this--Salem News had nothing about it. I saw the disabled car on 128, noted bits of glass and car parts on 62 east, then had to come to a stop as police responded to the rollover (SUV on its side, eastbound); I went to Beverly another way.

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