Crash causes gas leak in Riverside

Car hit gas meter in Riverside (WDTN photo/Bear Everett)

RIVERSIDE, Ohio (WDTN) – Vectren was called to repair a leaking gas meter early Thursday.

Riverside Police say a car went off the road in the area of Schwinn Drive and Brandt Pike around 2:45 a.m. It hit a gas meter, causing natural gas to start seeping into the air.

Some nearby homes were evacuated for more than two hours.

Police say a highway patrol trooper tried to stop the car a few minutes before the crash, but the car kept going. A Riverside officer also tried to pull the car over.

The driver took off running after the crash. A K-9 was brought in to do a track.

Police suspect the driver had been drinking.

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