Car Burns Up On Highway 299 After Suspected DUI Crash

A burning car closed Highway 299 at Whiskeytown for about an hour-and-a-half overnight. Just after 11:30PM Wednesday night an Audi overturned and caught fire on the highway near Kennedy Memorial Drive. The fire did not spread to vegetation, but the car completely burned up. The occupants got out before the fire and had minor injuries. Witnesses said that after they climbed from the car the female passenger was in the middle of the road fighting with driver, 25-year-old Damian Franks of Indiana. He was arrested for DUI. The highway re-opened at around 1AM.