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Impaired driver lucky to be alive: Halton police

Last Updated Mar 30, 2018 at 7:26 am EST

A Milton man is lucky to be alive after crashing into a light pole early Friday morning. HANDOUT/Halton Regional Police

A Milton man is lucky to be alive after crashing into a light pole early Friday morning.

Halton police say the car struck the pole near Brush Road and Maple Avenue, significantly damaging the vehicle.

The 24-year-old man then drove himself home about 1 kilometer.

Officers were able to locate the car and arrest the driver.

Police say if there was a passenger in the car, there would have been a fatality.

He is facing a number of charges and police believe alcohol was a factor in the collision.