Man charged with DUI after car plunges into Anderson County lake

CLINTON (WATE) – A man is facing charges after his car ended up submerged in an Anderson County lake.

Darrell W. Bouck Jr., 38, of Knoxville is facing charges for driving under the influence, theft, driving with a stolen license, due care and driving with no license. Bouck’s car ended up in the lake near Bull Run Park at around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

Tennessee Highway Patrol says Bouck’s vehicle was traveling North on Old Henderson Road, he failed to maintain his lane of travel and left the roadway, driving through wooden barrier posts, then rolling his car into the lake. Two witnesses were able to pull Bouck from the water and he only received minor injuries, according to THP.

When Anderson County Rescue Squad arrived, Captain Terry Allen said Bouck was out of the water, but disoriented and couldn’t tell first responders if anyone else was in the vehicle. Divers searched for possible passengers and the vehicle, which was completely submerged in the water.

No passengers are listed on Tennessee Highway Patrol’s preliminary report from the crash.

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