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Man drives into Goshen Millrace

Police were called to Shanklin Park Tuesday morning for a report of a fully submerged vehicle in the Millrace Canal.
Posted on March 28, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on March 28, 2013 at 2:22 p.m.

GOSHEN – A driver who crashed his car into the Millrace Canal Tuesday morning could face felony charges for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

According to a news release from the Goshen Police, Marc Peterson, 63, of Goshen was driving his 1996 Toyota Corolla on the foot path along the canal when he lost control and drove into the water just north of the Douglas Street foot bridge.

A witness called 911 at 10:57 a.m. to report the incident.

When officers arrived at the scene they found the vehicle completely submerged and Peterson on the west bank of the water.

Peterson was found to have a blood alcohol content of .211 percent. A person is considered legally drunk with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent.

He was transported to IU Health Goshen for treatment of minor abrasions and contusions and will be arrested for operating while intoxicated upon his release from the hospital, police said.

Bulldog Towing, with the assistance of a Goshen Police Department diver, removed the vehicle from the water.

The Elkhart County Health Department was called and determined that the incident had not caused any public or environmental health concerns.

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