RIVERTON (WNE) — A 33-year-old Riverton woman was arrested for driving under the influence, reportedly after she exited and walked away from a burning vehicle.

Toniette Munguia was arrested last week by the Riverton Police Department.

Bystanders called in the fire near the 500 block of S. Sixth E. in Riverton at 6:42 a.m. Wednesday.

RPD and Riverton Volunteer Fire Department responders both arrived at the scene, where witnesses described the woman who had been driving the white 2000 Chevrolet passenger car before it ignited.

RPD Capt. Todd Byerly said the descriptions enabled police to apprehend the woman, who was intoxicated, and arrest her for driving under the influence.

When questioned, Munguia said that she was driving when she began to smell gasoline and see sparks on her car, so she left the car and walked away.

“She stopped her car in the middle of the street,” said Byerly, who later relayed that she said “she left because she had other things to do.”

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