POLICE: Impaired driver rescued from Hurricane Dorian waves

Published: Sep. 6, 2019 at 4:45 PM EDT
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Police on the Outer Banks today had to rescue a man from the crashing waves of Hurricane Dorian who they say was impaired.

Kill Devil Hills police say it happened around 2:30 p.m. Friday at the end of Arch Street.

The pickup truck had gone into the ocean and while a passenger was able to get out, the driver was still trapped inside.

Officers pulled 41-year-old Troy Topash, of Kill Devil Hills, from the pickup and arrested him.

Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue secured the pickup with a tow strap to keep it from washing into the ocean and it was towed from the scene.

At the time, the town was under a curfew and still feeling the effects of the hurricane. Police say at this time of the year no beach driving is allowed in the town.

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