Car crashes into gas meter at school

2013-02-12T16:23:00Z 2013-02-12T18:30:56Z Car crashes into gas meter at school Napa Valley Register
February 12, 2013 4:23 pm

At about 6:30 p.m. Monday, a sedan left the roadway, crossed a parking lot and crashed into a gas meter at Salvador Elementary School on Salvador Avenue, according to the Napa Fire Department. There were no reported injuries.

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. capped the gas leak a little after 7 p.m., according to Napa Fire and the Napa Valley Unified School District.

There was no damage to the school building, he said, thanks to bollards in front of the meter, said Vince Meyer, general services administrator for the school district.

People who were on campus for a scout meeting were asked to stay indoors, authorities said. PG&E used a nearby emergency shut-off to turn off the gas, and repaired the gas meter’s broken manifold, Meyer said.

Witnesses told police the driver fled north through the school grounds, Napa Police said. After securing the perimeter, officers found Corby Scott Hagan, 39, of Napa, who was identified by witnesses as the driver, police said.

Hagan was arrested and booked into the Napa County jail on suspicion of driving under the influence and hit and run, police said.

Firefighters remained at the scene for about an hour, according to the Fire Department. Meyer said. Tuesday’s classes at Salvador Elementary were not affected, officials said.

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