Driver spills hot coffee, hits utility pole on Eastway Drive

An SUV driver hit a utility pole on Eastway Drive in east Charlotte after she spilled hot coffee and became distracted early Friday.

Lanes will remain closed until about noon near Eastway and Eastway Crossing Drive, as Duke Energy crews repair the pole, Observer news partner WBTV reported.

The wreck happened shortly after midnight on Eastway between Woodland Drive and Central Avenue.

The driver had just bought coffee at a McDonald’s when she spilled the cup and veered into the pole, multiple media outlets reported, quoting police.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak