NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — A man was rescued from inside a car that was partially submerged in a canal Sunday night but later charged with driving under the influence, according to the New Port Richey Police Department.
At around 8:57 p.m., police and fire personnel responded to the southern end of Blue Harbor Drive on reports of a car partially submerged in a canal with someone inside.
According to police in a news release, the 2013 gray Infinity came to a final rest with the back tires at the edge of the seawall, the hood of the car completely submerged and water inside the passenger compartment.
Inside the car was 36-year-old Vincent Monroe, who was reportedly bent over and completely unconscious.
Officers were able to enter the water, break open a window and pull Monroe out of the car.
"Monroe appeared to be showing indicators of a possible opioid overdose and Narcan was immediately administered by police and fire rescue personnel," the department said. "After a short time, Monroe regained consciousness."
The 36-year-old was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
After an investigation, Monroe was placed under arrest for DUI, DUI property damage, possession of fentanyl and possession of drug paraphernalia.