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Abandon ship, er, car! Water claims vehicle after motorist tries to drive down street closed by flooding

Jeff Van Natta • Oct 31, 2012 at 12:18 PM

An out-of-state motorist tried to cross a flooded Water Street but didn't make it very far before the vehicle got stuck Tuesday.

The driver, Nate Draper, and his two passengers, Grant Dauch and Ryan Rang, were forced to get on top of the car after was surged nearly up to the top of the hood.

The men were able to get to higher ground, and no one was injured.

Draper, 27, of Mississippi, was charged with driving on a closed street. Police warned the men that they would be arrested if they went back into the water.

The vehicle was later towed from the scene.

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