I think I scooped the Daily Hampshire Gazette on this story, but they did manage to fill out their version with actual facts.
The driver in the boat-and-trailer-meet-utility-pole story had spent the day fishing at the Quabbin Reservoir. Apparently a lazy day on the water did him in, and he fell asleep as he drove through Northampton. Neither he nor his wife was injured. The utility pole was not so lucky.