Officer pulls man from burning car, charges him with DWI

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Posted: Mar 12, 2015 2:42 PM
Officer pulls man from burning car, charges him with DWI

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — When Fairfax County, Virginia, police officer Sharif Issa (ISS'-eh) pulled up on the scene of a car in flames, he said to himself, "I'm glad there is no one in that car."

But there was a man in the car, disoriented and confused. Issa pulled him to safety before the car burned to its shell.

Then Issa charged him with driving while intoxicated.

Fairfax County Police say it happened Friday afternoon in the parking lot of an American Legion post in McLean.

When Issa arrived, witnesses told him there was a man inside the burning car, which had struck a tree.

Police say Issa grabbed the man by the hand and led him away from the car.

Issa conducted sobriety tests on the 38-year-old man and charged him with DWI.