Police: Man falls asleep behind wheel, drives into river
Jul. 25, 2017
BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say a driver dozed off before driving off a bridge and into a river.
The Portsmouth Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2gZuT9E ) police responded to a crash in Brentwood around 1 p.m. Monday. Police say they found a 67-year-old man trapped in a car that had travelled off the Exeter River Bridge on state Route 107 and into the river.
Emergency crews lifted the man from the car. He was hospitalized for minor injuries.
Police concluded the 67-year-old fell asleep at the wheel before driving into the river.
The car was removed from the river by a towing company. State environmental officials contained a fluid leak from the vehicle.
Police have not released the name of the driver.
Information from: Portsmouth Herald, http://www.seacoastonline.com