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Man Arrested for Ignoring Barricades in Flooded Johnson Co.: Authorities

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    Driver Rescued After Going Around Flood Barricade

    A North Texas driver is under arrest, facing charges he went around high water barricades. He got stuck, and that triggered a search and rescue. (Published Thursday, June 2, 2016)

    Johnson County sheriff's deputies arrested a driver for allegedly going around barricades into floodwaters Thursday.

    Cleburne Fire Rescue, Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies and the National Guard responded after receiving a call about the driver being trapped between two flooded creeks on a closed road in the rural area of Old Foamy.

    Johnson County Emergency Management Coordinator Jamie Moore used a drone equipped with a camera from the east side of the stretch of roadway while Barry Moore, a good Samaritan, used another from the west side.

    The driver, identified Friday as 35-year-old Christopher Sledge, faces a charge of disobeying warning signs, a Class B misdemeanor. His bond was set at $500.

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