Driver turns up alive after truck found in slough

WOODLAND, Wash. (AP) - Cowlitz County sheriff's deputies say the driver of a truck that plunged into a slough in southwest Washington has turned up alive.

A rescue divers found the truck - but no driver - after the crash was reported Friday afternoon. Divers resumed searching on Saturday morning - only to have the driver's brother show up and tell them he was alive and well at their sister's house about three miles away.

Sure enough, deputies went to the sister's home and found the driver, 29-year-old German Sabian-Pacheco of Astoria, Ore. He told them that after the crash he got out of the truck, swam a short distance and walked to his sister's house.

They arrested him on outstanding misdemeanor warrants for driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license, as well as for investigation of driving without an ingnition interlock device and hit and run. He was booked into the Cowlitz County Jail.