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Clovis man pulls alleged DUI driver from upside down truck in canal

By John Houghton,


CLOVIS, Calif. ( KSEE/KGPE ) – A driver was arrested for suspicion of DUI after crashing into a canal upside down in Clovis early Friday morning, according to the Clovis Police Department.

Police say just before 3:00 a.m. officers responded to a call of a truck that had crashed and landed upside down in a canal on Barstow near Peach avenues.

As officers were arriving, police say they noticed a good samaritan who had jumped into the canal and was assisting the driver to get out. Officers say they used a safety rope to help the driver and good samaritan out of the cold water.

Police identified the driver as 31-year-old Bryan Lopez of Clovis. Police say Lopez was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries and then booked into Fresno County Jail on suspicion of DUI.

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