Crews respond to car in water in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The driver of a car that ended up in the water off Davis Islands Thursday night has been arrested by DUI.

Tampa Police responded to the boat ramp in the 1100 block of Severn Ave. around 9:20 p.m. The only occupant was able to exit the vehicle safely and did not suffer any injury, police say.

The driver, Douglas Mark Richards from Palm Harbor, was arrested at the scene for DUI.

The vehicle came to a stop approximately 50 yards into the water. Dive Team members responded and were able to attach a wrecker cable to the vehicle. It was removed from the water and towed from the scene.

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