TEEN TAKES OUT HYDRANT IN CRASH
VILLAGE LOSES WATER PRESSURETMC NEWS / BRIAN WOODS
Sheffield Village – If you live in Sheffield Village you might have noticed a severe loss of water pressure or a complete loss of water all together late Tuesday night.
Sheffield Village Police Department began getting calls from residents of little or no water pressure just before midnight Tuesday. The Police Dispatcher even checked and discovered that the Police Station had no water. Officers began searching for a water main break in the area but instead discovered that a car had struck a fire hydrant on East River Road north of Detroit. The driver of the car had already fled the scene.
Police found water gushing from the tipped over hydrant and a small pond was forming in a resident’s yard. Street department employees were called to the scene to turn the water off.
Officers found the teenage driver, shirtless, bleeding and walking west on East 31st Street heading towards Lorain. He was brought back to the scene where he underwent several Field Sobriety tests. After not doing very well with any of them he was transported to the Police station.
Once the Street Department employees turned the water off pressure to homes and the Police Station were restored.
No injuries were reported other than some blood on the driver’s arm.