Early-Morning racing crash in Clairemont causes power outage

SDG&E: 65 customers still affected; Down from 2K


More than 65 utility customers are still without power in Clairemont Friday after police said a drag race Thursday night ended with a teenage driver plowing into a transformer box.

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San Diego police said a white Toyota Camry, driven by a 17-year-old boy, was racing against a black Honda filled with teens at about 10:30 p.m., when the Camry lost control near a CVS store on Clairemont Drive and crashed into a power box.

San Diego Gas and Electric said more than 2,000 customers were originally affected by the outage, which is still being repaired.

According to police, the teenagers in the Honda stopped and helped pull everyone from the wreckage, then put them in their car and fled the scene.

Officers told 10News reporter Ariana Duarte that one teenage girl was left behind. She was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public.

Witnesses said empty beer cans were found all over the street and that the teenagers tried pulling of the license plate before taking off.

Officers told 10News that the parents of the boy who drove the Camry brought him back to scene and he was arrested.

The black Honda still hasn't been found. Police said more arrests could follow.

Stay with 10News for the latest updates in this developing story.

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