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Forum staff reports, Published May 26 2012

Michigan driver ends up in Barnes County slough

BARNES COUNTY, N.D. – Things took an unexpected turn for a Michigan driver Saturday afternoon when he ended up in a slough here.

According to North Dakota Highway Patrolman Sgt. Tom Herzig:

Around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, a 2005 GMC pickup travelling east on Interstate 94 drifted off the road. The truck, which was going 70 mph with the cruise control on, came to a rest 100 feet into a slough off the south side of the interstate, in about 2½ feet of water.

The driver and passenger, both from Michigan, were wearing their seat belts and were uninjured. The driver was cited for care required.

The vehicle had to be towed from the slough and sustained a couple thousand dollars in water-related damage.