Intoxicated man drives car into Grand Lake St. Marys

CELINA — An Indiana man who drove his vehicle into Grand Lake St. Marys Sunday evening had a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit, police say.

David Szwajkowski, of Schereville, Indiana, was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and booked into the Mercer County jail following his arrest.

Officers from the Celina Police Department responded at approximately 9:55 p.m. Sunday to a report of a car in the lake just off of the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Ash Street. Upon arrival they found a 2009 Nissan Altima partially submerged in the lake.

Swajkowski was out of the car but still in the water, according to the report. He was pulled from the water uninjured by a responding officer.

Szwajkowski stated he thought he was in a turnaround area when he drove into the water. He submitted to field sobriety testing and subsequently a breath test and tested .172 BAC, over twice the legal limit, the police statement said.

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