Drunken Beauty Queen Causes Blackout

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Beauty Queen, Sarah J. Richardson is used to lighting up stages with her electric personality, but this is probably the first time she has turned the lights out.

The Huffington Post is reporting that the 22-year-old reigning Miss Las Cruces, N.M. was arrested over the weekend after she crashed her car into a light pole. She was charged with aggravated DWI.

According to officials, she crashed her PT cruiser into a light pole which fell over. The crash caused nearly 1,700 homes and businesses to lose power.

It is not yet known if Richardson will lose her title over the incident.

“We are taking this very, very seriously. We usually don’t anticipate something like this coming up so we’re very surprised and saddened,” said Miss Las Cruces Executive Director Aleigha DiRenzo.

Richardson is currently out on bail.

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