Man injured in car fire, arrested for 4th OWI

Vehicle burns in parking area near home

Published On: Feb 09 2013 10:57:11 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 09 2013 03:57:20 PM CST
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. -

Police said a Sun Prairie man received minor injuries early Saturday in a vehicle fire near the man’s home.   

Sun Prairie Police Sgt. Larry Moen said police responded to a report of a vehicle fire outside 1316 Sunfield St. just before 4 a.m.

Officers arrived to find a vehicle engulfed in flames and Gregory Ruff, 49, outside the burning vehicle, Moen said.

Police said Ruff had been driving the vehicle and was in it when the fire started. Ruff was arrested on suspicion of a fourth-offense felony operating while intoxicated. He also suffered minor injuries from the vehicle fire, police said.

According to the report, the Sun Prairie Fire Department responded to put the fire out. The cause of the fire has not been determined, police said.

The report did not indicate the nature of Ruff’s injuries or if he was treated.