A car burst into flames early Wednesday morning after crashing in a front yard in Northfield.
The Northfield Fire Department extinguished the fire, and no one was injured in the incident.
According to a report from the Northfield Police Department, the driver of the car, a large SUV, told police that they lost control of the car after it hit black ice at 12:05 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17. The car reportedly crashed into a brick mailbox and a tree near the corner of Edens Lane and Earl Avenue.
The driver exited the vehicle unharmed before the vehicle became engulfed in flames.
The driver told police they had been drinking and driving too fast, the report says. Following field sobriety tests, police arrested the motorist, a Northfield resident, for driving under the influence of alcohol.
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