Alleged drunk driver crashes into fire hydrant, palm tree in SLO

July 31, 2022


An allegedly drunk driver in San Luis Obispo on Saturday night slammed into both a fire hydrant and a palm tree, causing the former to burst and the latter to fall down.

Late Saturday night, the driver was speeding down Broad Street in a pickup. The driver crashed into a fire hydrant, then continued another 250 yards down Broad Street before slamming into a palm tree, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department.

Responders transported the driver to a local hospital for assessment of possible injuries. Police said the driver would be charged with DUI.

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Three in a row.