Vehicle Enters The Rock River In Watertown, Driver Arrested

(Watertown) A vehicle drove into the Rock River in Watertown Thursday night. Police were called to the scene near Tivoli Island around 12:55am.

Upon arrival, first responders located a 27-year-old man who was still inside the vehicle. Fire personnel used equipment to extricate the individual from the car. He was then transported to Aurora Summit with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Department of Natural Resources was contacted and the vehicle was removed from the river. Authorities say the individual admitted to drinking and was ultimately arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated Second Offense, Operating after Revocation, Ignition Interlock Violation, in addition to other charges pending conclusion of the investigation.

They add that a search warrant was obtained due to the man refusing an evidentiary chemical test of his blood. No other people were injured during the incident.

Photo courtesy of the Watertown Police Department Facebook page