DETROIT (AP) - Detroit's police chief says a sergeant who was rescued from his burning cruiser after a crash was under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
Chief Ralph Godbee says the sergeant was unreachable several times during his overnight shift before crashing about 4 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 96.
Passers-by say they pulled the sergeant from the burning vehicle. He was treated at a hospital and released.
Firefighters extinguished the burning car, and the expressway was closed for about three hours following the crash.
Godbee tells The Detroit News he's "disheartened" that a member of his force would endanger his own life and those of others by driving with alcohol and a controlled substance in his system.
He says he's ordered the sergeant suspended without pay.
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