American Canyon Police officers arrested Carlos Garcia-Velazquez, 41, on suspicion of DUI and hit-and-run Sunday afternoon.
At 3:40 p.m., Garcia-Velazquez drove north along the 600 block of Danrose Drive in a red Dodge Dakota pickup truck when he struck a fire hydrant, damaging the hydrant and the pickup truck in the process American Canyon Police Sgt. Chris Perry said.
Garcia-Velazquez fled the accident scene in the truck and drove onto North Hampton Drive. An officer, who was flagged down by a witness, managed to catch up to the truck, Perry said.
“Ultimately, the vehicle was damaged and was stopped,” Perry said. “The subject was uncooperative when initially detained and was determined to be under the influence.”
Officers closed a stretch of the roadway, allowing one-way traffic while crews cleared up the wreckage, and took Garcia-Velazquez to jail.