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Law Could Charge People Who Drive into Dangerous Waters
DELAWARE COUNTY (Jen French) -- People who drive into flooded areas may not just be putting their lives at risk -- it could also cost them thousands of dollars.
State Senate Bill 106 could charge people who are rescued up to $2,000 for purposely driving into flooded roadways.
"I know that every year, we have incidents in Ohio that involve somebody trying to drive through high water, said Matt Nobel, Orange Township Assistant Fire Chief.
In July, first responders rescued a man after he drove past a closed road sign and into standing water on State Route 229. He wasnt hurt, but Delaware County Emergency Management Agency Director Sean Miller said it could have been worse.
If it gives folks pause to not drive around closed barricades, hopefully that will have the desire to impact, Miller said.