Elderly man suspected of DUI drives truck into canal

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PHOENIX - A truck crashes into a canal near 22nd Avenue and Indian School on Tuesday night.


Elderly driver's truck goes into canal - azfamily.com's Ryan O'Donnell reports a truck driven by a man in his 70s crashed into a canal near 22nd Avenue and Indian School.

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It happened just after 8 p.m. when the driver of a truck turned right into the canal. The fire department was called out to rescue the man who was trapped inside.

3TV is told they used a ladder to go from the bank of the canal to the door. 3TV has video of the man, whom police say is in his 70s and seemed to be intoxicated. He was arrested and put in the back of a squad car.

The driver of the truck told police he thought he was turning onto a road when he ended up in the canal. Aside from a few bumps and bruises 3TV is told the driver will be fine.