Driver arrested after plunging into river

A driver was arrested early Friday morning after he was rescued from a river, where his car was partially submerged.

Posted: Apr. 27, 2018 7:50 AM
Updated: Apr. 27, 2018 7:56 AM

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. - Lane County deputies had to rescue an intoxicated driver Friday morning from the river on Sears Road.

The emergency call came in around 1:41 a.m. The crash happened in a rural area between Cottage Grove and Saginaw. 

After ending up in the water, investigators said the driver swam to an island in the river. Deputies had to bring in a boat to rescue him. Emergency responders evaluated him, then deputies handcuffed the man. 

Check back for updates as we are working to get the name of the suspect and what charges he faces.

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