Published: Nov 29, 2012 11:57 PM EST
Updated: Nov 30, 2012 11:21 AM EST

ESTERO, Fla. - A 2006 Chevy crashed into the Estero River before 9:45 p.m. on Thursday. The driver was arrested for DUI.

It happened near U.S. 41 and Corkscrew Rd.

The driver, 60-year-old Michael Bamman, was able to get out of the vehicle safely.

Authorities used a crane to pull the vehicle from the river.