Alleged DUI driver slams into fire hydrant, palm tree in SLO

By KAREN VELIE

An allegedly drunk driver in San Luis Obispo on Saturday night slammed into both a fire hydrant and a palm tree, causing the former to burst and the latter to fall down.

Late Saturday night, the driver was speeding down Broad Street in a pickup. The driver crashed into a fire hydrant, then continued another 250 yards down Broad Street before slamming into a palm tree, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department. 

Responders transported the driver to a local hospital for assessment of possible injuries. Police said the driver would be charged with DUI.