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Possible drunk driver crashes into lake, can't remember if passengers in car

Divers had to search as they didn't know if others were in the car.
Divers had to search as they didn't know if others were in the car.
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When drunks get behind the wheel of a car, nothing good is going to come from that type of situation. Still, it can be a lot worse when a drunk person's memory is altered. Such is the case as reported by CBS46 on Aug. 11, 2014, when a suspected drunk driver plowed into a lake in Cleveland early on Monday morning. As police arrived, divers had to search the lake because the driver couldn't remember if he had passengers.

Around 8:00 a.m. on Monday morning, a passer-by called 911 as they saw a car drive straight into the lake off of the East 55th Marina.

The driver, whose name was not released, was somehow able to free himself from the vehicle. After getting out of the car, he swam to shore and sat there until EMS and police arrived on the scene.

FOX8 reports that is when police started questioning the man about how the entire incident happened. It's also when the man told police that he would not remember if anyone else was in the car with him at the time of the crash.

Police called in the Cleveland fire dive team and rangers dive team to search the lake. They needed to get into the lake and find out if anyone was still in the car or had possibly come out of it once the car hit the water.

After about an hour of searching the lake, authorities and dive teams were able to confirm that no-one else was in the submerged car.

The car was taken out of the water and the driver was taken to a local VA hospital to treat his non life-threatening injuries.

An investigation is still ongoing and charges are pending as some reports state the driver wasn't drunk, but fell asleep at the wheel.