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Suspected DUI driver arrested after hitting gas line

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NORTH PARK (CNS) - A suspected drunken driver hit a gas line early Sunday which led to his arrest and the evacuation of nearby residents.

The incident started at 2:14 a.m. in the 1800 block of Pentuckett Avenue in North Park, San Diego Police officer Dan Lasher said.

"A call came in as a hazard and turned out to be a car crash," Lasher said. "A car hit a gas line and gas was hissing out of the line."

Lasher said about 20 people were evacuated out of the immediate area of the gas leak as a safety precaution.

"SDG&E arrived on the scene at 4:20 a.m. and shut off the gas line," Lasher said.

Lasher said all evacuated residents have since returned to their homes.

One person was arrested for suspicion of drunken driving and taken to the county jail downtown, Lasher said. The arrested driver was not publicly identified.

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