HANFORD — A man was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence after hitting a fire hydrant with his car and fleeing the scene, police said.
Hanford Police officers said it was around 3:30 a.m. when they arrived at the area of 10th Avenue and Cameron Street to find water spraying 30 feet into the air. They said a fire hydrant had been hit and the water was shooting up from it.
The officers had been sent to the area for a report of a traffic collision, but said no cars were nearby.
Police said a witness told officers that a black vehicle had hit the fire hydrant and drove a short distance westbound on Cameron Street and parked in a driveway.
Officers said they checked the area and found a suspect vehicle parked in the driveway of 534 E. Cameron St. that had front end damage consistent with the collision.
Officers said they found the owner of the vehicle, who identified himself as Roy Randall, 23. Randall admitted to driving and being involved in the collision, police said.
Police said Randall was exhibiting signs of being under the influence of alcohol, so field sobriety tests were administered.
Officials said Randall was found to be under the influence and was arrested and booked into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of DUI and hit and run.