UPDATE: Charge laid after Centre Side Road crash

Chatham-Kent Police cruiser (Photo by Allanah Wills)

An 18-year-old Louisville man is charged with careless driving after a crash on Centre Side Road Thursday afternoon that knocked out power temporarily to several Hydro One customers in the area.

Chatham-Kent police said the charge was laid after a driver lost control of his vehicle at around 2 p.m. Thursday and hit a hydro pole near Gregory Line.

The damage was estimated at $7,000 and only minor injuries were reported.

Police closed a section of the roadway for several hours on Thursday between Pioneer Line and Gregory Drive as officers investigated.