21-year-old driver from Illinois arrested for drunk driving

HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office says that deputies were dispatched to a report of a vehicle fire at 12:13 a.m. Thursday.

A 21-year-old driver from Illinois was unable to navigate a turn on Canal Road, and went into the ditch near Firehall Road. The car then caught fire.

The driver was able to get out of the vehicle without any injuries. He was arrested for operating while intoxicated and lodged at the Houghton County Jail. Deputies were assisted at the scene by Stanton Township Fire Department, Houghton City Police, and Superior Service Towing.