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Driver arrested after fiery Tesla crash in Cardiff

Posted at 6:11 AM, Jul 17, 2019

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI Wednesday morning after he crashed a Tesla into an electrical box in Cardiff, causing the vehicle to burst into flames.

Firefighters were called to the 100 block of Liverpool Drive at around 2 a.m. in response to the vehicle fire, 10News learned.

It took firefighters about 30 minutes to put out the blaze before flames spread to a nearby building.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, but law enforcement officers arrested the driver -- who escaped the fire without injury -- on suspicion of DUI after field sobriety tests were administered.

No injuries were reported.