DUI suspect drives car into Mesa canal

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MESA, Ariz. -- A woman suspected of drinking and driving drove her car into a Mesa canal early Saturday morning.

Mesa police Sgt. Ed Wessing said the woman was found uninjured in the area of Val Vista Road and the Loop 202.

She freed herself and flagged down a citizen to call police.

The vehicle was located about 400 yards south of Loop 202 in the Salt River Project canal that intersects Val Vista Road.
 
Fire personnel checked the interior of the car and did not find any other occupants.

The vehicle was towed from the canal and the driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.