Drowsy Driver Dodges Disaster in Ditch Diversion
Kennewick Police and Fire Crews were called to the section of Canal Drive near Lyle Street (not far from downtown) around 6AM Wednesday morning, and found this.
A car submerged well above the door handles. The driver told officers he was driving along and apparently fell asleep behind the wheel. Police didn't say if he was east or westbound, either way, the vehicle drifted and dropped into the water.
Tow crews were able to extricate the vehicle, the driver apparently unhurt. Police remind drivers AGAIN that driving while exhausted or very tired is the same as drunk driving; it hammers your reaction times but even worse, you can fall asleep behind the wheel.