Cops: Man’s GPS led him to drive into Pennsylvania river

The Associated Press

EASTON, Pa. — Police say a driver’s global positioning system device caused him to drive into a Pennsylvania river.


The (Easton) Express-Times says the motorist wound up in the Lehigh River in Easton shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday night.

They say the man’s GPS led him to drive along a bicycle path in Hugh Moore Park. When the man realized he couldn’t drive on the path he reversed course but found he couldn’t go that way either because of a tunnel under a low bridge.

Police say the man was unable to stay on the bike path because it narrowed, and his car rolled off the path sideways into the river.

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Police say the driver wasn’t hurt, but he was issued several traffic citations. Online court records didn’t list them Wednesday.