Driver Flees Scene After Ramming Into Fire Hydrant

A vehicle slammed into a fire hydrant in Fontana early morning Sunday, Sept. 4, allowing the withheld water to spew 70 feet straight into the air, the driver attempted to flee the area but was later arrested, according to the Fontana Police Department.

At just around one a.m., Fontana Police Department officers responded to reports of an accident at the 16500 block of Foothill Boulevard. When authorities arrived, the first thing they noticed was that the fire hydrant was sheared, and water was flooding the surrounding area.

Law enforcement received a tip that the car that hit the fire hydrant was a silver Dodge Magnum, and was seen heading northbound on Cypress Avenue from Foothill.

A search began for the vehicle, which would have massive front end damage. Twenty minutes later officers located the car and arrested one the individual near the corner of Harvey Drive and Cypress Avenue.

The investigation revealed that the person in custody might have stolen the Dodge Magnum. An officer stated he was the only individual believed to be driving the vehicle at the time of the incident. His injuries, if any, were unspecified.

The driver is facing hit and run charges and possibly grand theft auto.

It took the water company and hour to finally shut the water off, which happened at 2:15 a.m.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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