Police: Drunk driver crashes into gas pump

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APOPKA, Fla. —

Police said a 49-year-old woman was driving drunk when she crashed into a gas pump in Apopka early Friday morning, causing it to burst into flames.

The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. at a RaceTrac gas station on Semoran Boulevard in Apopka, police said.

Witnesses said the crash caused an explosion at the gas pump, sending a ball of fire into the air. The gas pump and the vehicle were heavily damaged in the fire.

The driver, 49-year-old Christina Foit, suffered minor injuries but her male passenger was seriously injured, according to police. They were both taken to a local hospital.

Investigators said Foit was drunk at the time of the crash and kicked the first officer who arrived at the scene. She is being charged with DUI with serious bodily injury, resisting an officer with violence and battery on a law enforcement officer.

Police said the crash was captured on surveillance cameras at the gas station, but the video has not been released.

All of the gas pumps at the RaceTrac have been taped off and crews are working to remove the damaged pump. The gas station has remained open.

Foit will be booked into the Orange County jail when she is released from the hospital.