California Man Rescued From Liquid Manure Pond, Immediately Arrested

A California man was arrested over Memorial Day weekend after spending nearly two hours in a car he crashed into a pond of liquid manure.

The suspect was detained on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) after local fire authorities responded to his distress call and found his vehicle on a dairy farm in unincorporated south Sacramento County, close to the City of Elk Grove.

The South Sacramento division of the California Highway Patrol confirmed in a social media post they received the call at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Monday.

The driver—who has not been named—told police he had crashed his vehicle into an "unknown water source" and it was quickly filling up with the liquid.

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First responders with the Cosumnes Fire Department, which serves the cities of Elk Grove and Galt in Sacramento County, located the vehicle after around 50 minutes of searching, spotting it was "partially submerged in a liquid manure storage pond."

California Highway Patrol (CHP) units arrived on the scene, and it was ascertained that the driver had been in the pond for about an hour. He only contacted local authorities for help after his own attempts to exit the vehicle failed, police said.

The man showed "objective signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication" while talking to officers and investigation confirmed he was under the influence of alcohol, police said. He was arrested after spending almost two hours "neck deep" in the pond.

The Cosumnes Fire Department confirmed the victim of the call had been recovered without suffering injuries and said crews were attempting to secure the vehicle from submerging into the liquid manure pond, used on farms as waste storage pits.

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South Sacramento police shared images from the scene to social media, where it has since attracted hundreds of comments and at least 2,000 shares by users.

The pictures show the vehicle front was submerged in the manure as the car—make and model not immediately known—also had a trailer attached to it.

The social media staff behind the police account made light of the case, using multiple poop emojis and noting that the DUI driver "found himself in a 'stinky' situation."

"We often remind you on this Facebook page of the dangers of driving impaired," the CHP profile noted Monday, without naming the man. "This is a reminder that making the poor decision to drink and drive can land you in some deep [poop emoji.]"

In comments under the post, it was confirmed the suspect was not sprayed down by the fire department before being arrested and transported by the police officers.

California crash into manure pond
A suspect was detained on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) after local fire authorities responded to his distress call and found his vehicle on a dairy farm in unincorporated south Sacramento County. Cosumnes Fire Department/CHP
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