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Drunk Driving Suspect Rescued From His Burning Car by Passers By

SEVERAL GOOD SAMARITANS ARE BEING CREDITED WITH SAVING THE LIFE -- OF A SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVER -- AFTER HE DROVE OFF A FREEWAY ON-RAMP... GOT STUCK... AND CONTINUED TO SPIN HIS WHEELS, UNTIL THE GRASS UNDER HIS CAR CAUGHT FIRE.

THE UTAH HIGHWAY PATROL REPORTS, THE VICTIM MIGHT HAVE BEEN KILLED... WHEN THE BURNING GRASS ALSO SET HIS CAR ABLAZE, NEAR THE PARLEY'S WAY ON-RAMP TO THE EAST-SIDE BELT ROUTE.

THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT, THURSDAY MORNING.

TROOPERS SAY THE MAN WAS UNINJURED -- THANKS TO THE HELP HE RECEIVED -- AND ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF DRUNK DRIVING.

 

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