DWI suspect allegedly set fire to cop car

A suspected DUI driver allegedly set fire to a cop car as he was being pulled over. The 31-year-old driver was arrested after hitting a pole in a 7-eleven parking lot and then striking a vehicle on US 19.

When pulled over, police said that he was intoxicated and they put in the back of a cop car in order to investigate the scene. As police looked over the scene, they noticed smoke coming from the vehicle. They removed the DUI suspect and concluded that he had set fire to a traffic vest. The man was carrying a lighter but said that the fire was unintentional.

The man was charged with DUI, arson, careless driving, and property damage. The man refused breathe test sample and is being held in the county jail on a $10,000 bond.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI, contact the Dallas DUI lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007.

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