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Police warn motorists: Stay out of the lake!

With the pool of Lake Peachtree lowered for the past two months to allow for maintenance, the usually-hidden floor of Lake Peachtree has drawn a lot of attention from onlookers.

The lake serves as a reservoir for the countywide water system, but earlier this week it almost became an automobile graveyard. Someone drove a sport utility vehicle onto the lake bed, and it became stuck in the mud and muck, according to the Peachtree City Police Department. (The department blurred the faces of the people involved before releasing the photo above right.)

A wrecker’s towing rope was unable to reach the vehicle, so it could not be pulled out, according to police Lt. Mark Brown. Fortunately the SUV was later freed and removed from the lake.

“The wrecker couldn’t get to him,” Brown said. Anyone who ventures onto the lake bed risks their vehicle becoming “a fish sanctuary,” Brown said.

The driver claimed that he drove on the lake bed to help free golf carts that had become stuck in the muck, but when police arrived to investigate there were no golf carts to be found, Brown said.

In addition to the risk to their vehicles, anyone driving on the lake also risks receiving a citation from police as well, Brown said.

“We will definitely prosecute folks for driving around out there,” Brown said. “They shouldn’t be driving in the lake.”

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Comments

Who is it? Who is the moron, let us know.

And blurred faces? What the heck is that about?

I hope it's a teen they are trying to protect.

The cops should have arrested an adult for first claiming to help a stranded golf cart and send them back to physics class.

DLB's picture

I agree dumb move (should have been in a Ford 4x4 would not have got stuck), but what will the perp be cited for?

Sounds good to me, yeah, cite him for that.

Who wouldn't think that just might be a tad soft and muddy?

That said, I have seen some golf carts cruising around the man made island in the lake.

Notice it hasn't drained down. I know it is probably only a foot deep since I don't believe it has ever been dredged of the silt.
Anyone ever figure where all this silt comes from. Use to it was blamed on the building around Kedron but that's been over w/ for years. & Why doesn't Lake Kedron fill up?

Gort's picture

Hey! You kids in the back seat! Buckle up, I want to try something!

I bet he slung more mud than Faux News after a Presidential address.

Remember: If you think Social Security and Medicare are worth saving, vote Democratic.

rolling stone's picture

[quote]I bet he slung more mud than Faux News after a Presidential address.[/quote]

You may be heaping it on there a bit.

Gort's picture

Rolling Stone, I stand corrected. Nobody, and I mean nobody, can sling more mud than Faux News! ; - )

Remember: If you think Social Security and Medicare are worth saving, vote Democratic.

I feel sort of sorry for those who think it is.

Gort's picture

You are correct, everything is not political, and I also feel sorry for those people that do.

Remember: If you think Social Security and Medicare are worth saving, vote Democratic.

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