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DPS saves driver from flooded vehicle this morning

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Posted at 12:09 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 13:18:40-04

ELM MOTT, TX — The Texas Department of Public Safety saved a driver from a flooded area this morning.

DPS Troopers were advised of a vehicle stuck in high water on Lincoln City Road near Oak Knoll Lane, in Elm Mott around 7:22 a.m.

Troopers immediately responded and observed a Kia passenger car with an occupant still inside the vehicle.

DPS Troopers took immediate action and rescued the driver from the flooded area.

No injuries were reported from this incident.

DPS Sgt. Ryan Howard wants to remind the public:

  • Do not attempt to drive through flooded waters. Remember, turn around, don’t drown.
  • Do not disobey warning signs or drive around barriers blocking low water crossings. Penalties include a fine of up to $2,000 and/or up to 180 days in jail.