COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – The Columbia County Sheriffs Office responded to a gas leak around 6:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Officials say the leak was caused by a car hitting a gas regulator during a domestic dispute.

Several homes at the entrance of the Tudor Branch subdivision and along Columbia Road were evacuated as a precaution.

Police say the suspect is going to face charges for Open Container and Violating the Hands Free Law.

The suspect’s name has not been released.

The investigation is ongoing.