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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. 


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