Troopers rescue, arrest man swept off bridge

Ponca City Now - May 29, 2015 7:46 am

HUGO, Okla. (AP) – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says troopers have rescued a man who was swept off a Choctaw County bridge by flood waters and then jailed him on a public intoxication complaint.

The patrol says the unnamed man was swept away about 8:30 p.m. Thursday while walking across a closed portion of U.S. Highway 70 at the Muddy Boggy Bridge. Troopers Kevin Antwine and Nathan Mullins put a boat in the water and found the man clinging to a tree about 200 yards south of U.S. 70.

The patrol says that once he was transported back to shore, the man was arrested by Choctaw County sheriff’s deputies on a complaint of public intoxication.

 

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