A DRUNK driver took out a gas meter and power pole after careening out of control on Towerhill Road, Frankston at 5pm on Sunday 15 April.
The road was cordoned off as CFA firefighters arrived to contain a gas leak.
The power pole was snapped off at the base such was the impact of the car crash into the pole.
The male driver, 39, later found to be over the alcohol limit to drive, was arrested after driving down a side street.
Witnesses identified him as the driver of a silver Mercedes sedan hastily parked which had smoke billowing from damaged parts.
The man was charged with several driving offences and was released pending court summons.