Off-duty officer rescues driver from burning car in Virginia

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Manassas car fire rescue

A driver is facing charges after an off-duty police officer pulled them from a burning car after a crash, according to the Manassas Park Police Department. (Image: Courtesy of WJLA via Manassas Park Police Dept.)

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A police officer in northern Virginia has saved the life of an unconscious driver after pulling him from a burning car.

Manassas Park Police say Lt. Dustin Walker was off duty Saturday shortly after 10 p.m. when he saw a Toyota driving the wrong way on Lomond Drive.

The Toyota struck a parked vehicle and burst into flames. The fire spread to two additional cars as well as overhead power lines.

Police said Walker pulled the unconscious driver from the Toyota. The driver later regained consciousness and refused treatment. He was charged in Prince William County with driving under the influence.

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