Thursday, April 18, 2013

Intoxicated men rescued after getting stuck while driving across crocodile-infested river

Three drunken men were too frightened to clamber out of their brand new Toyota Troop Carrier four-wheel-drive after it became stuck in the middle of a crocodile-infested creek in Australia's Northern Territory.

Police backed a paddy wagon with the back, grated door open out to the car so that the men could climb in without getting eaten. The incident happened at Cahill's Crossing on the road from Gunbalanya to Jabiru on Tuesday night.

There have been several crocodile attacks at the crossing, including a storeman being killed in 1988. Senior Sergeant Garry Smith said all three men were heavily drunk. They all denied driving - so were all arrested.

The men, aged between 33 and 56, returned blood-alcohol readings of .277, .197 and 178. The vehicle, which the men had bought only the previous day, was later recovered.

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