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The driver of a vehicle, which is registered in South Dakota, was taken to the Cottage Grove Police Department Saturday after he fled police on a flat tire, which caused his vehicle to erupt in flames in Newport. (Photo courtesy of the Cottage Grove Police Department)

UPDATED: DWI suspect pulled from burning vehicle

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A South Dakota man was arrested Saturday in Newport on suspicion of drunken driving after he fled police and his vehicle caught on fire.


Shortly after 1 p.m., Cottage Grove police officers were called to the 7100 block of 80th Street in Cottage Grove on a report of an SUV hitting a curb and running over a rock.

Police found the driver northbound on Highway 61.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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