St. Petersburg driver charged with DUI after minivan ends up in the water

ST. PETERSBURG -- The driver of a minivan that ended up in the water at 3:53 p.m. Tuesday near the bridge at Snell Isle Blvd NE and Coffee Pot Blvd NE has been charged with DUI.

Driver Mark David Ellis, 59, suffered minor injuries in the accident, but refused medical treatment.

Aside from driver impairment, police said there does not seem to any other contributing reason for his car leaving the roadway and driving into the water.

He has been transported to the Pinellas County jail.