Driver ticketed after car goes off the road, catches fire in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Lincoln Fire & Rescue was called to an auto shop on Monday after a car caught fire outside the building.

This happened just before 6 a.m. at House of Mufflers & Brakes near Cornhusker Highway and North 29th Street.

The Lincoln Police Department said the vehicle hit the median, then the curb and came to rest in the parking lot, where it erupted in flames.

The westbound lanes of Cornhusker were closed after LFR arrived at the scene but reopened around 45 minutes later.

The driver, who was not injured, was cited on suspicion of driving under the influence and negligent driving.

Correction: An earlier version of this article said the car crashed into the building. Although initial dispatch reports indicated that, Monday afternoon, LPD said that did not appear to have happened.

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