SUV Driver Crashes Into Gas Pump, Starts Fire; Arrested on DUI

By Christie Smith and Shawn Murphy
|  Thursday, Dec 19, 2013  |  Updated 8:37 AM PDT
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A driver is injured, and under arrest, after a fiery crash at an Oakland gas station. Christie Smith reports.

A driver is injured, and under arrest, after a fiery crash at an Oakland gas station. Christie Smith reports.

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A driver was arrested on suspicion of drinking and driving driving an "Avoid the 21" enforcement campaign after authorities say he crashed into a 76 gas station in Oakland and spared a two-alarm fire. Allen Wellington shot the video
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A driver of a BMW sports utility vehicle was arrested on suspicion of drinking and driving during an "Avoid the 21" enforcement campaign after authorities say he crashed into a 76 gas station in Oakland and sparked a two-alarm fire.

Alameda County sheriff's officials said the SUV crashed into two pumps at the gas station at 98th and Edes avenues near the Oakland airport about 2:20 a.m. Thursday.

"The irony is that not only did the deputy arrest this individula," Sgt. JD Nelson told NBC Bay Area. "But he had to save him from his burning vehicle."

RAW VIDEO: SUV Slams Into Gas Pump, Sparks Fire

Firefighters contained the blaze, and  the driver was taken to the hospital, with non-life threatening injuries.

The front end of his SUV was crumpled, as was the gas pump.

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