Alleged drunk driver falls into hole after crashing car in South Phoenix

PHOENIX - A driver reportedly suffered minor injuries when he crashed his car then fell into an open hole overnight.

Officials say the driver was impaired when he crashed into a small retention basin near 40th Street and Baseline Road around 2 a.m.

The alleged drunk driver apparently got out of his vehicle and fell into a large open manhole.

He was rescued by a fire department technical rescue team and had only minor injuries, according to a battalion chief on scene.

Police did take the man into custody and are continuing their investigation.

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