Car In Spokane River, Driver Rescued - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Car In Spokane River, Driver Rescued

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Fire crews have pulled a man out of the Spokane River after he drove his car into it. Spokane Police say the driver appeared to be impaired and they had received reports of an impaired driver in the area in a vehicle with a description that matches the one in the river.

When firefighters arrived the driver of the car was in the water clinging to the vehicle. Fire crews threw the man a rope and pulled him to shore where he was treated and transported to the hospital.

Authorities closed Upriver Dr. in order to get the car out of the river.

Spokane Fire and Police are investigating the incident.

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