Benton PUD workers begin moving wires from a damaged car and downed utility pole Monday morning in Kennewick.
Police say Christopher Meyer, 32, of Kennewick, was driving east in the 4100 block of West Seventh Avenue when he swerved into the pole.
He reportedly told Kennewick police he swerved “to miss a cat,” according to Officer Aaron Hamel.
No injuries were reported but the roadway was closed between South Union Street and South Morain Street while the scene was cleared.
Hamel said Meyer was issued a ticket for negligent driving and driving with a suspended license.
About six homes were effected by the wreck.