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Impaired driver arrested after crashing into Phoenix canal, DPS says

Aug 20, 2023, 8:00 AM | Updated: 3:48 pm

(Twitter Photo/@Arizona_DPS)...

(Twitter Photo/@Arizona_DPS)

(Twitter Photo/@Arizona_DPS)

PHOENIX — An allegedly impaired driver drove into an irrigation canal on Sunday morning, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

A state trooper had tried to stop the driver near milepost 197 on Interstate 17, but the driver sped off the freeway, according to DPS.

Fire department officials said they responded to the Roosevelt Canal near 35th Avenue and Durango Street, where they found a vehicle partially submerged and a person inside.

After fire personnel lowered a ladder down to assist the woman, she reportedly was able to exit the vehicle and the canal under her own power.

After fire personnel determined the woman was not injured, DPS officials continued their investigation.

The motorist was accused of driving impaired before crashing their car into the canal, officials said.

Additional details on the circumstances surrounding the chase or crash are not yet known.

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Impaired driver arrested after crashing into Phoenix canal, DPS says