A car crossing the Howard Frankland Bridge left the roadway and entered Tampa Bay Wednesday morning after the driver lost control due to a mechanical failure, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Dennis James Verboczki, 24, of Port Richey was traveling southbound on I-275 around 7:45 a.m. when his steering failed, troopers said. The car broke through a chain link fence and entered a shallow portion of Tampa Bay.
The car came to a rest partially submerged in the water.
Verboczki exited the vehicle uninjured, troopers said.
He faces charges of driving with a suspended license, according to the news release.