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Couple saves woman involved in fiery crash

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LAKE SHORE—A 55-year-old Wisconsin woman was arrested Tuesday, July 24, following a crash in which the vehicle she was driving started on fire on Interlachen Road, near the Lake Shore City Hall.

The Lake Shore Police Department and the Cass County Sheriff's Office were called at 4:51 p.m. for a report of a vehicle that went off the road and was on fire. Upon arrival, the vehicle was fully engulfed and the driver was moved to safety, the Lake Shore police reported.

Police reported Lake Shore residents Todd and Darcy Peterson were at home when the crash happened. Darcy Peterson was on her deck when she heard a vehicle revving its engine. She retrieved her husband to help and when they arrived the vehicle it was on fire. She called 911 and Todd Peterson assisted the driver out of the vehicle. Moments later the vehicle was fully engulfed, police reported.

The driver was not injured, was arrested for third-degree driving while intoxicated and is in the Cass County Jail in Walker.

Police gave credit to the couple for their quick actions in saving the woman.

The Pequot Lakes Police Department, Nisswa Fire Department and North Memorial Ambulance assisted at the scene.