Power knocked out at Visalia shopping center after suspected DUI crash, police say

Police say the driver hit a fire hydrant and took out a large junction box. Large amounts of water shot out of the hydrant.

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Thursday, September 8, 2022
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Police say the driver hit a fire hydrant and took out a large junction box. The crash left Packwood Creek Shopping Center in the dark.

VISALIA, Calif. (KFSN) -- Southern California Edison is working to restore power to a busy shopping center following an early morning crash in Visalia.

It happened just after 1 Thursday morning at Mooney Boulevard and Visalia Parkway.

Police say the driver hit a fire hydrant and took out a large junction box.

Large amounts of water shot straight out of the hydrant.

The crash left Packwood Creek Shopping Center in the dark.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI.