A Florida man cleared a canal like “The Dukes of Hazzard” before crashing the vehicle Wednesday and running from the scene, investigators said.
Authorities said Robert Foley, 35, jumped the water in a Nissan Versa and kept going until he hit a parked truck, WFTX reported.
Investigators said that “based on the physical evidence it was apparent the Nissan was traveling at such a great speed that it vaults/airborne and cleared the water canal/ditch in a fashion only to be described similar to what was depicted in the ‘Dukes of Hazzard,’” WFTX reported.NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida
Foley then fled the scene. Helicopters were used to find him.
He was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for a broken back, WBBH reported.
Foley was later arrested and charged with driving under the influence and hit-and-run, according to jail records.
His license was previously revoked, WBBH reported.