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News // Woman drives vehicle into a pond at Arrowhead Golf Course in Ohio (golfweek.usatoday.com)

CANTON, Ohio — City police say they have cited the driver who climbed from her sinking van at a local golf course pond, resulting in an early-morning water rescue effort.

The crash occurred around 1:30 a.m. ET Sunday inside the city-owned Arrowhead Golf Club.

The 38-year-old woman, who lives in Canton, is accused of reckless operation on private property and failure to control the vehicle, both misdemeanor charges, according to a news release from the police department.

Investigators believe she had been the driver and sole occupant of the 2015 Chrysler minivan pulled from the golf course pond following a search by the South Summit County Dive Team.

“The listed vehicle entered the golf course after leaving the roadway at Fair Oaks Avenue SW and Rose Lane Street SW, traveling southbound through backyards and then westbound down the 8th hole fairway,” according to a news release from Sgt. Matthew Buzzard.

He said she eventually “looped back eastbound and entered the pond…

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