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Published May 26, 2012, 07:57 PM

Michigan driver ends up in Barnes Co. slough

Things took an unexpected turn for a Michigan driver Saturday afternoon when he ended up in a Barnes County, N.D., slough.

By: Forum staff reports, INFORUM, WDAY, Inforum.com

Things took an unexpected turn for a Michigan driver Saturday afternoon when he ended up in a Barnes County, N.D., slough.

According to North Dakota Highway Patrolman Sgt. Tom Herzig:

Around 12:30 p.m. Saturday a 2005 GMC pick-up traveling east on I-94 drift-ed off the road. The truck, which was going 70 mph with the cruise control on, came to a rest 100 feet into a slough off the south side of the interstate, in about two-and-a-half feet of water.

The driver and passenger, both from Michigan, were wearing their seat-belts and were uninjured. The driver was cited for care required.

The vehicle had to be towed from the slough and sustained a couple of thou-sand dollars in water-related damage.

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