Fire engine struck by drunken driver

December 26, 2008 9:40:45 AM PST
A man was arrested for driving under the influence Christmas night after he smashed into a San Mateo fire engine, a battalion chief said today.

The fire engine had just pulled out of the city's Fire Station 24 to respond to an elevator rescue when the man struck the engine at about 8 p.m. on South Humboldt Street between Third and Fourth avenues, Battalion Chief Mike Borean said.

No one was injured, but the engine was unable to carry out its response to the elevator rescue, according to Borean.

Another fire engine was dispatched, and "the call they were going to resolved itself without any issues," Borean said.

The fire engine involved in the crash is "a little scratched up," but does not need any major repairs, according to Borean.