Car found in creek launches search in Barron County - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Car found in creek launches search in Barron County


Barron County (WQOW)- A frantic search, for the driver of a car that plunged into a creek, ends with finding that driver safe at home.

The car went off a bridge in Barron County and into the water early Sunday morning.
Rescuers searched the car and the water, and used a helicopter to scour the surrounding area but couldn't find the driver. 

About an hour later they found Alex Brodt at his home. Investigators believe he walked about a mile to a relative's house, then caught a ride home.

Investigators say he admitted to crashing his car, and had minor injuries. Brodt was arrested for drunk driving. 


Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WQOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact Director of Station Operations Lisa Patrow at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at