Sparta man arrested after his car was floating down La Crosse River

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SPARTA, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A Sparta man is arrested after his car is found floating down the La Crosse River.

The report came in just before 11 Friday night near the “Ben Bikin” statue along East Wisconsin street in Sparta.

The vehicle in the water was empty.

A search of the vehicle led police officers to 26-year-old Vasily Sharp.

Sharp told police officers he was the only person in the vehicle when it went into the river.

He was cited for operating under the influence.

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