Cairns, Qld: A car caught fire in a moment of terror

Footage emerged of the moment a car caught fire in Queensland, just minutes after a drunk driver escaped.

Police claim they arrived at the Draper St theater in Cairns after reports of a car accelerating “excessively”.

Upon arrival, police found a 30-year-old man standing next to the car while smoke was rising from the engine.

While the police were taking the man away from the car, his car caught fire.

camera iconThe police tried to put out the fire. supplied. attributed to him: NCA NewsWire

Police body camera footage shows two officers running to put out the fire from the front seat of the car before the fire and emergency services arrive.

The man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

The 30-year-old is scheduled to face Cairns Court of First Instance next month.

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