An Oakhurst man drunk behind the wheel of a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta drove off an embankment near Highway 41 at Road 630 Sunday night and wrecked, which caused the vehicle to catch fire, CHP officials said.
Around 9:23 p.m., Eric Michael Ogden, 23, with passengers Sondra Santi and Emma Louise Santi, both 24 from Mariposa, veered his vehicle off of Highway 41 down the embankment and crashed into vegetation, which quickly caught flame.
Fire personnel responded and extinguished the fire, officials said. No injuries took place as a result of the wreck. Ogden was also driving at an unsafe speed, officials said.
CHP officers evaluated Ogden and determined him to be driving under the influence of alcohol. Ogden was arrested for DUI and booked into Madera County Jail.
Ogden paid bail by Monday afternoon.