SALT LAKE CITY — A 33-year-old woman who was saved by construction workers after her car rolled about 400 feet down a steep hillside near Ensign Peak, was cited for DUI.
On Friday, a vehicle went off scenic Churchill Drive, near 1000 North and 100 East, rolled down a steep embankment, over Sandhurst Drive, and continued rolling down a second embankment before catching fire at the bottom.
Five nearby construction workers witnessed what happened and ran downhill to the vehicle just as it caught fire. They used their hammers and other tools to pry the car door open and get the woman out before she was burned.
What caused the vehicle to go off the road is under investigation.
Salt Lake Police Sgt. Shawn Josephson said while the woman, from Salt Lake City, was in the hospital, she was cited for driving under the influence. Police said they would not release her name until she is booked into the Salt Lake County Jail.
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