A man lost control of his truck, veered off the road and cut down a power pole knocking electricity off to an area south of downtown.

The man crashed at Probandt and Helena around 2 a.m.

Police say the speeding driver lost control and slammed into the pole.

They say he knocked the pole down and knocked the power out to the area.

Police called a CPS crew to make repairs, but electricity was out to parts of the area for around an hour.

Officers say the driver had not been drinking.