Man arrested after car ends up in lake

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One man was taken into custody for suspicion of drinking and driving after his vehicle ends up in a lake.

It happened just after midnight Sunday.

According to the Stanley Police Department, officers were dispatched to the area of county Hwy O at Chapman Lake for a report of a vehicle in the water.

Officers say the driver, 20-year-old Eric Najbrt of rural Cadott, was able to get out of the vehicle safely.He was the only person in the vehicle.

He told officers he momentarily fell asleep fell behind the wheel on his way to Stanley from a wedding reception.

After a field sobriety test, police say Najbrt was taken to the Chippewa County Jail.

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