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Police: Drunk driver crashes into water main

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Quite a mess after a Saturday night wreck leaves two hotels having to evacuate due to a broken water main.

Garden city police tell WTOC a driver had been pulled over earlier in the evening he was given a sobriety test, which he failed, because he was twice over the legal limit.

The driver somehow got away from police forcing them to chase him. He ended up crashing into a water main at Ogeechee Road and Interstate 16.

Police say he was ejected out the back window of the car and hit a metal building. The driver was taken to the hospital. Meanwhile, residents in two nearby hotels had to be evacuated.

There is no word on the driver's condition.

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