SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A Savannah man has been arrested and
charged with drunken driving after police say he drove a Chevrolet
Impala into Lake Mayer.
Chatham police spokesman Gene Harley said witnesses saw
22-year-old Christopher Byron Simmons steer the car off the road,
down a boat ramp and into the water around 3:30 a.m. Thursday.
Harley said firefighters and police helped Simmons to the shore
but he tried to fight his rescuers and told them a woman was in the
Officials did not find a second person in the car and called off
a search around 8 a.m.
Simmons was booked on misdemeanor charges of obstruction,
reckless driving, drunken driving, DUI less safe and failure to
Harley said Simmons could possibly held financially responsible
for the search.