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Apparent Drunk Driver Shears Fire Hydrant, Flips Car in Studio City

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Around 1 a.m., a female driver sheared a fire hydrant and flipped her car on the Coldwater Curve portion of Ventura Boulevard in Studio City. Police on scene and witnesses said it appeared she had been drinking (luckily she survived). The towering geyser (video below) halted traffic and flooded the curbs leading toward Laurel Canyon. Some drivers parked near the hydrant were told they could not retrieve their cars until the scene was clear -- power lines above posed a safety risk, police said.