Driver swept downstream after crash near Bend

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a suspected drunk driver was swept downstream after he tried to get out of a car that crashed into an irrigation canal northeast of Bend.

Sgt. Troy Gotchy of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office told KTVZ that deputies found 52-year-old Thomas Heywood floating about three-quarters of a mile from Saturday's crash scene. They used a ladder from a home to rescue him.

Heywood was evaluated by medics, deemed to be OK and then arrested on charges of drunken driving and recklessly endangering another person.

A female passenger was found sitting on the roof of the crashed Chevy Camaro. She was not hurt.

A towing company pulled the Camaro from the canal.

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Information from: KTVZ-TV

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