TAHLEQUAH — Tahlequah police responded Friday night to Town Branch Creek, near NSU, after a man drove his truck into the creek.
Witnesses told police the driver left the scene. Officers were able to determine where the owner of the truck lives, and he was found and arrested at his residence. The driver was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, police said, and was also booked for leaving the scene of a crash.
Two wrecker services and staff of Northeastern State University had to assist in removing the truck from Town Branch Creek. That process took two hours.