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Tesla Erupts Into Flames After Teen Crashes Into Gas Pump

A teenager has been arrested after crashing his Tesla into a gas station in West Austin on Thursday morning.

According to the Austin Police Department, police and fire department units responded to a major crash at the Shell gas station in at 2701 Exposition Boulevard at approximately 1:22 a.m.

Police said the male driver of the Tesla Model X crashed into a traffic light pole at the intersection of Exposition Boulevard and Westover Road before crashing into a gas pump.

The vehicle, which costs roughly $80,000, burst into flames after the crash, police said.

According to police, the driver, the only occupant of the vehicle, was able to escape from the car and was outside the vehicle when police and fire crews arrived.

Police said the driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

No injuries were reported as a result of the crash, police said.

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