Man Drives Drunk, Gets Stuck in Field as Car Catches Fire

A 23-year-old man has been charged after deputies say he drove through a Linn County cornfield early this(Mon) morning, before he got stuck and his vehicle caught fire as he tried to drive away.

Nicholas Dukes is charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and failure to maintain control of a vehicle.

Around 2 a.m., deputies said Dukes lost control near Sisley Grove Road NW and E Avenue, entered a cornfield and got stuck in a ditch. He overheated the vehicle as he tried to leave the scene, and it caught fire.

Dukes was taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.