Linn County Sheriff’s deputies report that early this morning they found a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix in the river at the 3500 block of Ellis Road in Cedar Rapids.
They arrived at the scene around 1 a.m. Nobody was around the vehicle. Authorities were able to identify the registered owner of the vehicle as a 23-year-old woman Cincinnati woman.
Police located her and her 23-year-old friend a short distance away, intoxicated in public. According to the women, they were in the car when it veered onto the north shoulder of the road, rolled over, and slid down an embankment into the river.
Deputies were unable to ascertain which of the women was driving at the time, but since both were drunk, it is clearly a case of driving under the influence.
Luckily, neither of the women was injured in the accident. This is not always the case when it comes to drunken drivers. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a drunk driver, contact the Iowa drunk driving accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 705-0233 to discuss your legal options.