Willoughby police rescue man from Chagrin River; drunken driving suspected

Willoughby police rescue man from Chagrin River; drunken driving suspected

WILLOUGHBY, OH (WOIO) - The Willoughby Police Department said they had to rescue a man from the Chagrin River on Thursday night.

Investigators said he has been charged with OVI.

Authorities said Kurt McGinnis was intoxicated when he drove his SUV through a guardrail on Saint Clair Street.

The SUV was fished out of the river on Friday.

Police said McGinnis even tried to go in reverse several times while he was stuck in the river before firefighters rescued him.

Investigators said he was not injured; he was also charged with driving with a suspended license.

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