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Man arrested on 10th DUI after striking hydrant near school

Water shoots from a fire hydrant in the median of Avenida Miraflores in front of Del Mar Middle School on June 3 after it was struck by a vehicle. (Alec Wolfson)

A Novato man has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after he allegedly crashed into a fire hydrant near Del Mar Middle School, sending water blasting dozens of feet into the air as students were outside for lunch nearby, before speeding off.


Christopher Dyer, 40, was also arrested on hit-and-run and possession of drug paraphernalia allegations in the June 3 arrest, which police spokesperson Laurie Nilsen said was Dyer’s 10th for driving under the influence. The arrests date back to 2006, with the most recent in 2013, Nilsen said.


The Marin District Attorney’s Office said at The Ark’s press deadline that it was still reviewing the case for potential charges.

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