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Police: Car rolls into marina, driver fearing father flees

The Philadelphia Inquirer
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FOLSOM, Pa. – Police say a driver whose car ended up in a suburban Philadelphia marina fled the scene, telling bystanders he feared the wrath of his father.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Ford Focus stopped at a stop sign in the parking lot of the Ridley Township Municipal Marina at about 9:45 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses said the vehicle then rolled into the water some 30 to 50 feet away.

Township police say a man helped pull the driver from the water. Detective Sgt. William Henderson said witnesses reported him saying “Oh man, I’m in trouble. It’s my dad’s car and I have a suspended license” – and he then took off running.

Henderson said criminal charges are unlikely, but citations will be issued for reckless driving and driving without a license.