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Raleigh police: Drunken driver lands in Crabtree Creek

Posted April 13, 2009 6:06 a.m. EDT
Updated April 13, 2009 9:59 a.m. EDT

— Raleigh police set up detours around part of Capital Boulevard early Monday after a drunken driver fell asleep at the wheel, hit a utility pole and landed in Crabtree Creek, according to authorities.

Investigators say Eric Cuda, 25, woke up and jerked the wheel to the right before he crashed on southbound Capital Boulevard near Yonkers Road around 12:45 a.m. He was expected to be OK.

Police charged him with DWI.

Crews used a pulley system to get the car out of the creek. Officials fixed the traffic lights, which were out of service due to the crash.