Chino Hills Man Crashes Into Fire Hydrant

By Anthony Saude

Chino Hills – On Saturday, May 26, at approximately 12:25 am, a red Chevrolet Corvette, hopped the curb and tore out a stop sign in the center median of Glen Ridge Drive at the intersection of Pipeline Avenue. The corvette didn’t stop there. It continued driving south until it crashed into a fire hydrant on the east side of Pipeline Avenue. The fire hydrant was completely sheared off causing huge amounts of water to spray high into the air and flood the streets. The driver of the corvette was later identified by deputies, as Peter Smolanovich. Smolanovich was arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) in violation of CVC 23152(b). City workers had to be called out to the scene to shut the water off that lead to the broken fire hydrant.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Deputy D. Martinez at the Chino Hills Police/Sheriff’s Station at (909) 364-2000.  If you wish to remain anonymous you may contact WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME.