Tulsa police: Man drives over Riverparks foot bridge and into Arkansas riverbed

TULSA - Tulsa police say a driver mistook a Riverparks foot bridge for part of the road, crashing through the park and into the Arkansas River bed.

The crash happened around 11 p.m. Friday near 61st Street and Riverside Drive.

The truck came to a stop before plunging into the water.

"It's pretty apparent that he had been drinking. I don't know what the test results will be, but officers down there say he had the smell of alcohol on him, and they found a whiskey bottle in the car," Corporal Jacob Johnston said.

The driver was transported to an area hospital after complaining of back pain. None of the man's injuries were life-threatening. 

He will face drunk driving charges. 

 

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