Local man arrested after crash knocks out traffic lights

A local man was arrested on suspicion of drunk-driving after his truck struck a traffic control box and knocked out power to traffic signals at a Columbus intersection Thursday night. At approximately 11:20 p.m. Columbus Police responded to the intersection of Middle Road and Rockyford Road on a report of a crash.

Police say the truck crashed into a traffic control box and a tree near the intersection. They say that the driver, 24-year-old Adrian T. Villegas, of Columbus, appeared impaired and failed several field sobriety tests at the scene. Prior to transporting Villegas to Columbus Regional Hospital, officers reported finding drug paraphernalia in his clothing. Villegas is facing preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.