A Glen Rock man was charged with driving while intoxicated early Saturday morning after his car jumped a curb on Saddle River Road and struck a utility pole, police said.
Daisuke Ayame, 42, sustained no injuries in the single-car crash that occurred just after midnight in front of Congregation Ahavat Achim, at the corner of Saddle River Road and Kramer Place, police said.
The car's impact split the utility pole at its base, causing it to lean precariously. A Public Service employee who came to inspect the scene said the fractured pole would need to be replaced.
He said he didn't expect any of the neighboring buildings, except perhaps the synagogue, to have their power affected during the new pole's installation, which should be complete before sun-up Saturday morning.