One person is in the hospital and another is in custody after a car crashed into a gas line in Vista Thursday morning.
Residents near Monte Vista Drive and Buena Creek Road were given a rude awakening after hearing the loud collision at around 2 a.m.
When California Highway Patrol officers got to the scene, they found a woman in the passenger seat in the crashed truck --- but the driver was nowhere to be found.
That is, until officials did a little more searching.
The driver was found in nearby bushes very intoxicated. CHP questioned him and took him into custody. He’s expected to face charges.
The passenger was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for injuries. Her condition is unknown.
The crash caused a gas leak and San Diego Gas and Electric was called to turn off the leak. No one else was injured and the scene was soon cleared.