A woman who caused more than 18,000 people in Cape May County to lose power in March when she crashed her car into an electric pole has pled guilty to a number of charges, including driving while intoxicated.

Denise M. Pomykacz, 26, of Burlington City, Burlington Township, and formerly of West Wildwood, pled guilty to driving while intoxicated, failure to report a motor vehicle crash, failure to produce documents and other miscellaneous charges, according to the Middle Township Municipal Court.

On Saturday, March 27, at around 4:41 a.m., Pomykacz crashed into a pole on Reeves Street between Vicks and Gibbs streets in the Whitesboro section of Middle Township. The crash shut down the substation that carried power to thousands of Atlantic City Electric customers in the region around Middle Township and Stone Harbor.

Pomykacz was sentenced to participate in the New Jersey Intoxicated Driver Resource Center Program for 12 hours. She lost her driver’s license for three months and owed a total of $1,131 in fines, according to the municipal court.

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