RAMAPO, N.Y. – A Jeep driver found himself in deep, er, water after he went for a joy ride in the Ramapo River and got royally stuck, say local police.
The unidentified 23-year-old Pomona man, who took a detour Monday into the waterway in Hillburn, had to be fished out by village firefighters.
After his soggy ride was towed to shore, he got slapped with a few traffic tickets by police and was also charged by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, Ramapo police said in a Facebook post.
This isn’t the first time an off-roader has taken an unexpected dip in the river; local authorities say it happens a lot.
Back in January, a New Jersey man suffered hypothermia after his Jeep Wrangler sunk into the Ramapo’s chilly waters in Suffern, according to a report by northjersey.com.
One of his three passengers called 911 and the driver went for help, the northjersey.com article said.
He was found -- blue with cold and nearly frozen stiff -- about a mile away from the scene by a Mahwah police officer.
Both he and one of the passengers had to be taken to a local hospital and treated for exposure, the northjersey.com report said.
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