FULTON County, Ga. (CBS46) – Police officers in Sandy Springs saved the life of a driver after their car caught fire.
The flaming car crash happened around 2 a.m. on Friday near the Roswell Road and Long Island Drive area. Police said it was a one-car accident.
When officers responded to the scene, they learned that the driver was trapped inside the car and was not responding.
As part of teamwork, effort officers extinguished the flames while other officers rescued the driver from the rapidly growing blaze.
Fiery Vehicle Crash – Driver Rescued: On May 28, 2021, just after 2 a.m., SSPD Southern District officers responded to the Roswell Rd area at Long Island Drive in a single vehicle crash with a thick smoke and a visible flame. Driver rescued and eventually arrested for DUI pic.twitter.com/7z0OItYLT6
– Sandy Springs Police (@SandySprings_PD) May 28, 2021
The video shows the driver’s rescue, once the driver got out of his car he became completely engulfed in flames.
Police said the driver had been identified as Angel Ramirez-Arrieta, 20, and investigation revealed he was driving under the influence of alcohol.
Ramirez-Arrieta was arrested and charged with lane violation, reckless driving and a DUI.