AL Tesla Crash and Burn Leads to Arrest

A resident of Georgia crashed his Tesla in Alabama where local firefighters and police seem to be not very pleased.

ALEA identified the driver as 33-year-old Michael Sherrill, a Georgia resident. Sherrill was arrested and taken to the Autauga County jail. He is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol… Firefighters say due to the thermal runaway of the Tesla’s battery, the fire required over 36,000 gallons of water before it was brought under control in a little over an hour. Pine Level Fire Chief Austin Worcester said a typical car fire can take between 300 to 1,000 gallons to put out. …the chief said it is too expensive for the volunteer fire department.

Blood Alcohol Content = BAC
Water in Tesla Fire = WTF

It took two hose lines, 36,000 gallons of water, three engines, two rescues, one ambulance, four water tankers, one squad, one brush truck, three command vehicles, and a full hour to put out the flame in what the Pine Level Fire Department called “a first for Autauga County.”

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