A Kennewick car thief is lucky the canals were not full

POLICE STILL SEARCHING FOR THIS VERY BAD DRIVER 

Saturday afternoon Kennewick Police were called to an area near the intersection of South Alder Street and East 6th Ave. for a report of a single-car crash.

Get our free mobile app

When they arrived they found this sedan in the empty main feeder irrigation canal. A check on the plates showed it had been recently stolen.

 

Stolen car ends up in empty canal (KPD)
Stolen car ends up in empty canal (KPD)
loading...

WHERE WAS THE DRIVER?

The driver was nowhere to be found and now the search is on. They're lucky it was not spring or summer or else that canal would have been full. Usually, vehicles into larger feeder canals don't end well.  This image shows how full it is during irrigation season.

 

This is how canal looks when full (Google street view)
This is how canal looks when full (Google street view)
loading...

Anyone with any information is urged to call (509)-628-0333. All leads can be confidential.  The vehicle has since been recovered and returned to its owner.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.