Woops… Auto takes late night dip off the Lynchburg Ferry, service halted for a day

THE MERCEDES AUTO that plunged into the ship channel last Thursday night

LYNCHBURG– It was a dark and rainy night, as the story goes. And about 3 a.m., Nora Reyes,21, and a male friends were driving down Lynchburg Road to the Ferry, when they failed to stop at the dock’s edge, and plunged into the Houston Ship Channel.

They were able to escape from the sinking car, with the help of Ferry sailor Jason Farish, who jumped into the water and helped pull them to safety.

Officials have charged Reyes with driving while intoxicated, and she was booked into the county jail that night. The male passenger was not held.

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