UPDATE: Driver of submerged vehicle in canal arrested

VERO BEACH — Vero Beach police have arrested Brandon Moyer, the driver of a vehicle that landed in the canal behind Royal Palm Pointe early Sunday morning. Moyer faces charges of driving with a suspended license and recklessly causing harmful pollution, according to police spokesman John Morrison. Moyer, 28, of 923 Coquina Lane, has been released from the county jail on $1,000 bond.

Vero Beach police received a call at about 7 a.m. Sunday, July 26, regarding a submerged vehicle with a Pennsylvania license plate in the murky waters of the canal behind Royal Palm Pointe.The vehicle was discovered by landscape workers mowing grass behind What-A-Tavern at 58 Royal Palm Pointe on the north side of the pointe. Vero Beach police responded along with Indian River County Fire and Rescue marine units and the county Sheriff’s office. Divers investigated the vehicle and at about 8:30 a.m. were able to determine that there were no occupants still inside. Personnel from City Cab Towing of Vero Beach hauled the car up over the seawall and a wrecker removed it from the scene shortly after 9:30 a.m.Moyer arrived on the scene at about 9 a.m. with an unidentified female relative, who was contacted through information found by running the license plate. Moyer and the relative were questioned by Vero Beach Police on the scene.

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