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.