DoorDash driver who followed GPS into water charged, police say

MIDDLETON, Mass. — A delivery driver is facing charges after following GPS directions into a body of water while trying to deliver a Dunkin’ order in northeastern Massachusetts, according to authorities and WFXT.

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Police in Middleton said they got a call around 11:40 a.m. Friday from a driver who said their vehicle had become disabled in a body of water in the woods.

When authorities arrived, they found a panicked driver who said that they were following GPS directions to an address in Middleton when it led them down a dirt road “and then somehow (they) ended up driving into a body of water,” according to police.

With the Dunkin’ order in hand, the driver was able to get out the of vehicle and walk to a nearby home, where they called for help, according to WFXT. Police said officers found the vehicle in question down a dirt path behind 18 Kenney Road. It was still running and partially submerged in water.

The driver, who was not identified, will be charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, WFXT reported. Authorities said they are also requesting a suspension of the driver’s license.

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