Tyrrell deputies pull motorist, two dogs from U.S. 64 canal

By on March 21, 2018

Two Tyrrell County deputies broke the window of a vehicle sinking in a U.S. 64 canal Wednesday morning and rescued the driver and two dogs. The driver was subsequently jailed on multiple charges.

The regional communications center received a call at 1:59 a.m. that the vehicle had overtuned in a canal just west of the Alligator River Bridge, according to Sheriff Darryl Liverman.

Deputies Terrance Flaugher and Lance Howell found the vehicle on its side. The driver and two dogs were trapped in chest-deep water that continued to flow inside, Liverman said in an e-mail.

Flaugher and Howell went into the water, broke a front window and pulled out the man and two dogs. Tyrrell EMS treated the driver at the scene.

The driver, a 36-year-old Manteo man, was charged with driving while impaired by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and resisting, delaying and obstructing a public officer by the Sheriff’s Office.

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