Kauai police arrested a Lihue man after he drove his truck into the ocean Saturday afternoon at Lydgate Beach in Wailua.
The 38-year-old driver was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence and reckless driving.
According to police, the driver was alone and had already exited his truck without injury upon arrival. The man claims a wave struck his truck and pulled it into the ocean, while he was driving along the beach.
It took three tow companies to pull the fully submerged vehicle from the water. The driver remains in custody with a bail amount set at $4,000.