LINN COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG) - A 23-year-old man has been charged after deputies say he drove through a Linn County cornfield before he got stuck and his vehicle caught fire as he tried to drive away.
Nicholas Dukes is charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and failure to maintain control of a vehicle, the sheriff's office said.
Around 2 a.m. Monday, deputies said Dukes lost control near Sisley Grove Road NW and E Avenue, entered a cornfield and got stuck in a ditch. He overheated the vehicle as he tried to leave the scene, and it caught fire.
Dukes went to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
A mugshot for Dukes was not immediately available.