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Man drives into river in Gloucester after sandal catches under pedal

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A man accidentally drove into the Annisquam River Friday when his sandal caught under the gas pedal of his car, police said. The man was driving on Atlantic Street at noon when his car crashed into the water, said Gloucester police Officer Brendan Chipperini. The man, the only person in the car, was not injured, Chipperini said. The car was pulled from the water at about 2 p.m., he said.

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