Man hauling mobile home leaves trail of destruction in his wake - WNEM TV 5

Man hauling mobile home leaves trail of destruction in his wake

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MT. PLEASANT, MI (WNEM) -

A truck driver moving a mobile home left a trail of destruction after unknowingly tearing down power lines and knocking out traffic lights in a Mid-Michigan city.

Mt. Pleasant Police were called out at around 4:10 p.m. on Monday. The driver stopped near Isabella and Broadway after hearing a loud popping sound. But that wasn’t before he left a diamond shape pattern of outages through the city.

The Police Department, a grocery store and several other homes and businesses were without power after the 72-year-old driver from Vestaburg attempted to move the mobile home to a mobile home park on Broadway, east of Isabella.

“He said he’d never driven anything that big before,” said Jeff Browne, public information officer for the Mt. Pleasant Police Department.

The mobile home was 14.5 feet tall, too tall to travel in the highly residential area.

There were no injuries reported, and things were back to normal at around 8 p.m. Monday.

The incident is still being reviewed, and will be passed along to the prosecutor’s office to see if any charges will be issued.

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