Teen Arrested For DUI After Asking For Directions at Fire

He walked into a store that was blocked off because of an explosion.

Saturday, Nov 26, 2011  |  Updated 6:38 PM PDT
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California Highway Patrol officers in Santa Rosa arrested a teen for driving under the influence Wednesday morning after he stopped for directions at a gas station where emergency crews were putting out a fire caused by a gas explosion.

Firefighters told CHP officials that 18-year-old Alexander David Curry pulled into the parking lot of a 76 gas station at state Highway 12 and Melita Road shortly before 5 a.m.

Firefighters were on the scene extinguishing a fire caused by a gas explosion that caused major damage to the station, CHP officials said.

Curry started to walk into the store that was clearly blocked off because of the explosion when fire personnel stopped him, according to the CHP.

Curry told fire personnel that he was going inside to ask for directions, CHP officials said.

Firefighters contacted the CHP and it was discovered that Curry has never had a driver's license and has two prior convictions, CHP officials said.

CHP officials said Curry failed field sobriety tests and was arrested. His Chevy SUV was impounded and Curry is facing charges of DUI and driving without a license.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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