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Fleeing Driver Causes Flood

Crash Ends With Splash



    Fleeing Driver Causes Flood
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    Pick up truck crashed into fire hydrant, causing a flood along Holcomb in Southeast Dallas early Saturday morning.

    A Southeast Dallas intersection is drying out after a pick-up truck crashed into a fire hydrant while fleeing police.

    At 1:40 Saturday morning, Dallas officers responded to reports of a driver firing shot gun rounds in a cemetery.  Officers observed the vehicle as it fled the cemetery but said they did not activate lights and sirens.  The driver then crashed into a fire hydrant in the 2000 block of Holcomb.

    Water flooded the intersection. City crews were called out to turn it off.

    No one was injured. Police arrested the driver, Gabriel Escamilla, 19.  He will be charged with multiple traffic violations.  Dallas Police also said Escamilla was also charged with being in possession of a prohibited weapon (sawed off shot gun).

    Fleeing Driver Causes Flood

    [DFW] Fleeing Driver Causes Flood
    A driver fleeing police ends with pick up hitting a fire hydrant, flooding Dallas intersection.
    (Published Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012)