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Driver Crashes Through Ditch and Gets Stuck in Slough, Alcohol Involved

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On May 24, 2021 at about 12:30 PM Douglas County Deputies and North Ambulance responded to County Road 23 SE near Southside Drive SE for a vehicle in a slough. The caller was unsure if the driver was injured but said the car was partially in the water. Deputies were able to get the driver, Kelly Garner, out of the car through the passenger door and brought her to the North Ambulance medics. Deputies determined Garner was driving southbound on CR 23, crossed over the northbound traffic lane and entered the east ditch. She continued driving south in the east ditch and drove over the Southside Drive intersection and a private approach before coming to rest in the slough. Garner was transported by North Ambulance to Alomere Hospital for observation. The crash remains under investigation but it’s believed alcohol impairment is a factor.