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Driver under the influence knocks down traffic signals at TV Highway and Cornelius Pass

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Melissa Amy Higgins, jail booking photo Melissa Amy Higgins, jail booking photo
HILLSBORO, OR (KPTV) -

Part of Southwest Tualatin Valley Highway is shut down after a driver under the influence crashed into a traffic signal pole.

Hillsboro police said at 7:45 p.m. Friday a woman driving south on Cornelius Pass Road lost control and hit a power pole at the intersection of SW TV Highway.

Police said the car hit the traffic signal pole and pulled most of the guide wires down. The traffic lights were dangling above the road.

Police said shortly after that crash, a semi-truck making a turn at the same intersection barely hit the wires.

The 36-year-old Melissa Amy Higgins in the car was arrested for DUII.

The intersection of SW TV Highway and SW Cornelius Pass will be closed for a couple of hours.

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