Alleged drunk driver crashes into home causing gas leak

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) – A woman is in custody after crashing into an apartment house while allegedly drinking and driving, prompting a brief evacuation.

The woman crashed into a meter damaging a gas line at an apartment style home located at the corner of Rose Street and Vine Avenue in Kalamazoo around 1 a.m. Thursday, according to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.

The crash caused a short evacuation over worries the gas shut off valve may have been damaged. Upon further investigation, officers discovered it was intact and they were able to shut the gas off quickly.

Officers said the woman left the scene following the crash, but she was located a short time later and was arrested.

She is facing charges including driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

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