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An early-morning car crash into their home left residents at 208 Midland Way in Danville, Calif. without gas service. The vehicle crashed into the front left corner of the home, shearing off the gas meter and doing damage to the garage. (Jim Stevens/Bay Area News Group)

DANVILLE -- An 18-year-old man allegedly drove a car into a home early Tuesday morning, causing a gas leak and forcing the evacuation of five houses.

Danville resident Shae Kapulica was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, after he failed to make a turn at the corner of Westridge Avenue and Midland Way at 12:40 a.m., Lt. Allan Shields said.

Kapulica's Audi A4 smashed into a home at the intersection and broke the residential gas line, Shields said.

Gas leaked from the broken line for about an hour until PG&E crews were able to stop it at 3:37 a.m., San Ramon Valley Fire spokeswoman Kim French said. Three houses adjacent to the damaged home, plus another behind it, were evacuated. Residents were allowed to return after PG&E crews capped the leak, French said.

Contra Costa Hazardous Material crews cleaned up the leak. The crash and leak did not cause any injuries.

Contact Rick Hurd at 925-945-4789 and follow him at Twitter.com/3rderh.



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