Man Suspected of DUI Crashes into Gas Line, 20 Homes Evacuated

Posted By Thomas V. Wallin || 4-Feb-2011

A La Habra neighborhood of about 20 homes was forced to evacuate when a man suspected of driving under the influence crashed into a natural gas line.

According to the Contra Costa Times, the crash occurred at 9:34pm Thursday. The driver crashed his SUV into a fence and ruptured a gas line which produced a loud hissing sound and had about 30 pounds per square inch of pressure. Crews were able to finally shut off the broken pipe at around 1:30am and the OC Register has confirmed that residents were able to go back to their homes early Friday morning.

If you have been in a DUI related accident, contact an experienced and knowledgeable Orange County DUI Defense Attorney for more information.