At 2:50 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, Golden Valley police and the Golden Valley Fire Department responded to an incident that occurred near Pennsylvania Woods Nature Area.
According to Golden Valley Crime Analyst Joanne Paul, a 19-year-old man was drunk and crashed his car on Pennsylvania Avenue North. The car crash resulted in a vehicle fire that spread to nearby grass and shrubs.
Police responded to the incident and arrested the man, who is a Golden Valley resident, on third-degree DWI charges. Golden Valley Fire Chief Mark Kuhnly said that by the time firefighters arrived on the scene, the car was fully engulfed in flames. No one was injured during the arrest.
"There was damage to a small area of the park that was burned from the fire," Kuhnly said. "But nothing serious, and nothing that won't grow back."