Thousands of gallons of water spray high into the air after a car struck a fire hydrant Monday at Fern and Kimball avenues in Chino.

A 24-year-old Pomona man was jailed Monday night on suspicion of driving under the influence after the car he was driving hit an electrical box and sheared off a fire hydrant, sending thousands of gallons of water into the air.

Kelvin Alfonso Moreira was booked into the West Valley Detention Center by Chino Police but was released at 2:04 a.m. Tuesday with a citation.

The driver was going eastbound on Kimball Avenue at 6:49 p.m. when he lost control of the car, hit the electrical box and struck the fire hydrant. 

Anyone with information can call Chino Police at 628-1234. 

Mountain reopens after pole struck

Mountain Avenue between Clover Street to Breckinridge Lane reopened late last Saturday morning about 16 hours after a semitruck struck a Southern California Edison power pole.

Chino police went to the 13500 block of Mountain Avenue at 7:29 p.m. on a report a 2019 Hino Tow Truck traveling north was forced off the road, hit a curb and guardrail before striking the pole.

“The power pole was knocked down and wires were across the roadway, causing power outages to surrounding neighborhoods,” Mrs. Olden said.

Several hundred residents living west of Mountain Avenue, between Chino and Schaefer avenues, were without power for several hours.

The spokeswoman said the unidentified driver was hospitalized with minor injuries.

Southern California Edison crews worked until late Saturday morning making repairs. No other injuries were reported.

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