DRIVER ATTEMPTS TO CROSS FORD
DOESN'T MAKE IT - DRIVER ARRESTEDElyria – Two men driving through Elywood Park in Elyria Saturday afternoon apparently missed the “FORD CLOSED” sign at the entrance to the park. Then, for some reason, they went around the closed and locked gate leading down to the Ford crossing.
What happened next was inevitable. The two men attempted to cross the high and fast moving Black River. They didn’t get far.
Witnesses quickly called the Police and Fire Departments after watching in disbelief as the car was swept off the Ford and along the bank.
When Firefighters arrived on scene they found the car almost completely under water and the two men standing along the bank. Park Rangers escorted the two men back up the hill to safer ground where the driver was given and failed a field sobriety test. The Ranger then took the driver into custody for reckless operation and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
LifeCare Paramedics took the passenger to Elyria Memorial Hospital to be evaluated.
Employees from Mug’s Elyria Towing arrived on scene to evaluate the scene and decided that they will return on Monday to retrieve the vehicle.
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