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Oregon Teen Trapped In Wrecked Car, Rescued, Then Arrested

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File photo of a police cruiser flashing its lights. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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(CBS Seattle / AP) — Oregon State Police say a cell phone helped in rescuing a Springfield driver who was trapped in his car after it overturned off Highway 126 in central Oregon.

Shortly after being saved early Sunday morning, the 19-year-old was charged with driving under the influence.

An Oregon State Trooper was notified by a friend of the driver that there had been a crash and the driver, Sterling Buxton, was unable to get out of his vehicle. The trooper was able to get in touch with Buxton by calling his cellphone, and 911 operators tracked the signal, according to the Oregonian.

Police say Buxton was in the car for nearly two hours before being pulled out.

In addition to alcohol being a possible contributor in the crash, fog may have also played a role.

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