Publish Date: 2021/10/21
SAN DIEGO, CA — A suspected DUI driver was arrested early Thursday after crashing a minivan into a tree near a police station in San Diego’s City Heights area, reports San Diego Union-Tribune.
San Diego police said the crash occurred on Landis Street near 43rd Street shortly after 2:00 a.m.
Responding officers arrived in time to pull the male driver out of the vehicle, which had become fully engulfed in flames. The fire impacted the tree and some nearby bushes but did not spread to the station.
Authorities said the driver was taken into custody on suspicion of impairment.
It is unclear whether or not any injuries were sustained in the event.
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