AURORA, Ore. A drunk driver crashed into a ditch and damaged a natural gas line on Highway 99E, closing the highway for two hours Saturday morning, police said.

At around 6 a.m., 22-year-old Francisco Galicia of Canby took off before firefighters and police arrived after crashing his 2006 Chevrolet Malibu between Highway 551 and Aurora, said Lt. Gregg Hastings with Oregon State Police.

Local residents were informed of the gas line leak while the natural gas company repaired the pipe.

Police later found Galicia walking down the highway. He was arrested for DUII and misdemeanor hit-and-run.

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