Power went down about 7.30pm on Tuesday when the car hit the pole in Ebdentown, causing outages in Brown Owl and Maidstone in particular.
Senior Sergeant Pat Thomas says excessive speed is believed to be a factor in the crash, otterbox iPhone 5/5S case
with witnesses saying they could hear the car accelerating down the street.
Snr Sgt Thomas says the same car is believed to have been involved in boy racer activity the previous night.
"Putting aside the inconvenience this man has caused residents, this could have turned out a lot worse Casing Otterbox Commuter
. We could have been dealing with two bodies," he said.
"Speed kills and driving like an idiot not only puts himself and his passenger lives at risk but also other road users and members of the public."
A Wellington Electricity spokesman said power was restored by 10.30pm on Tuesday.