A 33-year-old woman was suspected of driving while intoxicated after she reportedly drove her car onto the canal in Indianapolis causing it to break through the ice and sink into the water.
At approximately 11:00 PM on December 25, a woman was driving in downtown Indianapolis. Her car drifted down an embankment, and she continued navigating it through the park until she reached the canal near Colts Playspace.
According to reports, she drove onto the frozen canal and went North.
At the same time, a man was taking out his trash and he saw the vehicle driving on the ice. He began to record a video of the spectacle. He captured footage of the woman’s car as it went in the direction of the thin ice.
After a short ride, the vehicle breached the ice and sank into the water in the canal.
Some people walking nearby saw the incident, and they were able to help the woman out of the water. She was safely escorted to the lobby of a hotel.
The authorities were notified about the situation, and the Indianapolis Fire Department was the first to arrive at the scene. They were able to confirm that no one was trapped inside the vehicle.
Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department arrived, and they did not see the driver in the vicinity, but bystanders led them to the hotel where she was waiting.
When they spoke to her, the woman told the authorities that she was following the navigation on her GPS, and it led her to the canal. They reported that they believed the incident occurred because she was driving under the influence.
The woman was taken into custody for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. It was reported that she was released from custody after posting a bond.
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