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April 30, 2014
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Calif. cop risks life to rescue DUI suspect from vehicle blaze

Crash left suspect unconscious in his burning car until a police officer pulled him to safety

CBS 8

ESCONDIDO, Calif.  A 21-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of felony drunken driving in connection with a northern San Diego County traffic crash that left him unconscious in his burning car until a police officer pulled him to safety.

Moments after arriving in the area, a patrol officer found Uriel Basurto Sierra slumped unresponsive in his burning sedan and tried to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher. When the attempt failed, the lawman got into the car and dragged Sierra out.

All three of people involved in the accident were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Full StoryMan rescued from burning car arrested on DUI charge

 






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