BUTTONWILLOW (CBS13) – A driver had to be fished out of the California Aqueduct after he crashed his car into the water, authorities say.

The incident happened Monday evening near Buttonwillow.

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California Highway Patrol says a driver apparently unfamiliar with the area was speeding when he crashed his Dodge Challenger into the aqueduct.

“Sometimes you just have to take a break and contemplate your life choices,” CHP Buttonwillow wrote in a caption of a photo where the driver can be seen sitting on top of his crashed car, waiting for help.

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First responders eventually extended a ladder into the water to get the driver out. He was not hurt.

The man’s car was later hoisted out of the water.

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It’s unclear if the driver – whose name has not been released – is facing any charges, aside from the towing bill.