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Man arrested for DUI after accident

A St. Marys man has been charged with a DUI after driving his pickup truck into the St. Marys River Friday night.

Charles Edward Fields Jr., 52, of St. Marys was sitting inside the partially submerged vehicle on the St. Marys Street boat ramp downtown when police, fire and EMS personnel arrived. Fields did not report any injuries, according to a St. Marys Police Department press release.

Fields told officers that he was driving home, became confused and did not know that he had turned on to the boat ramp. He consented to an Intoxilyzer breath test that showed his blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit.

He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. He was released from the Camden jail the next day on a $1,108 bond.

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