Police say a Las Vegas man is facing drunken driving charges after his jeep ended up in the spillway of the Cold Stream Dam in Philipsburg Friday.
According to state police, 50 year old Michael Rebo is facing charges related to DUI, trespassing, careless driving and driving with a suspended license.
Troopers say they were called to Cold Stream Dam early Friday morning and arrived to find a jeep sitting in the middle of the spillway with Rebo passed out inside.
According to state police, troopers and crews from Hope Fire Company were able to pull Rebo from the jeep and return him to land.
They say Rebo was showing signs of intoxication and was taken to a nearby hospital.
Troopers say they determined that Rebo was driving around the dam in the jeep and then drove onto private property as he tried to drive across the breast.
The jeep was too wide to fit and slid off the edge of the bridge, overturning several times before landing in the water, state police say.
Troopers say they interviewed Rebo at the hospital and asked him how the jeep ended up in the spillway.
“I didn’t drive it there,” Rebo said, according to the criminal complaint.
Troopers say Rebo eventually admitted to drinking alcohol at a local inn before the crash
They say they also discovered that his driver’s license was suspended.