Ontario Provincial Police say a 19-year-old from Leamington is facing a handful of charges after allegedly driving a pickup truck into Lake Erie.
It happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday on Point Pelee Drive and Mersea Road C in Leamington.
All five occupants were able to escape without injuries, police say. But the truck remains in the lake.
“Recovery efforts to remove the pickup truck were halted on Thursday as the conditions of Lake Erie were unsafe and posed a risk to recovery crews,” the OPP said in a media release Thursday.
“An attempt to remove the vehicle will be made once weather conditions improve.”
The accused faces two counts of impaired driving, one count of dangerous operation and one count of novice driving with a blood alcohol concentration above zero, according to police.
Police say the accused is due back in court Nov. 14 and are reminding drivers that no amount of alcohol or drugs in their system is safe when behind the wheel.
“Arrange for a designated driver, take a taxi or public transit, or come up with another plan that takes impaired driving out of the picture.”