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Man arrested after gas line hit

RICHMOND — A Cold Spring man was arrested Sunday after a gas line was hit near Richmond.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office was called at 3:57 p.m. Sunday about a vehicle that left the road and struck a gas line in a ditch. The gas line was ruptured and blowing a high volume of natural gas into the air, Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner said.

The gas line was a farm tap that protrudes from the ground and serves a neighboring farm. Northern Natural Gas Company owns the line.

Deputies were assisted by Cold Spring-Richmond police officers and the Richmond Fire Department to keep people from the scene. Responders were on scene for 10 hours until the gas company was able to cap off and repair the line, Sanner said.

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The company remains on scene to make sure the line is safe.

The vehicle that struck the gas line left the scene of the crash. While officers were securing the area, a vehicle matching the description of the striking vehicle drove up to the scene.

Kyle Justin Buros, 32, of Cold Spring was driving the vehicle and officers determined he was driving the vehicle when it struck the gas line. He was taken to Stearns County Jail and could be charged with drunken driving and test refusal.

No one was injured int he crash.

 

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