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Man Tries to Jump Canal in Car

WFTX reports that an unidentified man tried to jump a Florida canal in Lehigh Acres with his car Monday night.

According to eyewitnesses, a man in a blue Toyota Corolla drove to the edge of the canal in the Lee County neighborhood and stopped. He then got out of the car to check the distance, got back in and tried to make the jump.

The distance across the canal is about 20 feet. He didn’t make it. His vehicle had to be towed from of the canal. Police said the man was not injured, but his car was totaled.

An area resident said they believed the driver was “misbehaving, or under the influence of alcohol or drug-related.”

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

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