Drunk driver crashes into light pole in SLO, car catches on fire

June 18, 2021


An alleged drunk driver slammed into a light pole in San Luis Obispo Thursday evening, leading to their vehicle catching on fire.

Callers reported the crash shortly before 7 p.m. on Madonna Road by Dalidio Drive. In addition to knocking over the light pole, which fell on the roof of the SUV, the crash caused the vehicle to land on top of power lines. The vehicle caught on fire as firefighters were on their way to the scene, the San Luis Obispo Fire Department stated in a tweet.

Upon arrival, firefighters controlled the blaze within five minutes. Photos published by the San Luis Obispo Police Department show a backhoe was used to load the light pole onto a city truck.

The driver did not suffer any injuries. Officers arrested the individual for driving under the influence.

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No doubt the first of many more accidents on Madonna Road. This street is a mess. Can’t wait until all those houses are done and we add another 500+ cars every day on this road. The city really blew it here.

I’m sorry, how did the City “blew it”? It was a drunk driver into a light pole.

Alleged drunk driver!

The solution to traffic problems on Madonna Road is obvious. Build a roundabout at the intersection of Madonna Road and Dalidio Drive.

That’s an expen$ive $uper $tupid $tunt.

It’s always nice when karma is swift.