Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes Into Gas Line, Hides in Bushes

CHP officials found the intoxicated driver hiding in the bushes after the collision

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    A suspected drunk driver crashed his truck into a gas line in Vista, then hid in a bush to avoid officers. It didn't work. NBC 7's Steven Luke reports.

    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.
     

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