A sleepy driver took down a utility pole in Toms River early Sunday morning.

Sean Combs, 22,  of Schenectady,  New York (not Sean Combs, a.k.a. P. Diddy) was southbound on Route 166 when he crossed the lane and hit a utility pole at Suburban Drive.  An investigation found that the driver, the only occupant, apparently fell asleep while driving.

The driver was taken to Community Medical Center for minor injuries and was issued a summons for careless driving.

Pleasant Plains Fire Company also assisted with the accident.  Officer Mark Nater issued Mr. Combs a summons for careless driving.  Suburban drive at Route 166 will be closed for the rest of the day while utility workers replace a utility pole.


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