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Dashcam video captures CHP car swept up in Montecito flooding

Dashcam video of CHP car caught in mudslides

The California Highway Patrol released incredible dashcam video of one of their CHP vehicles caught up in the Montecito mudslide and flooding.

The officers were responding to a call of a structure fire that night. But, as you can see from the video they never made it -- instead, they drove right into the mudflow and a huge wave of water and debris lifted up their patrol vehicle and spun it 180 degrees.

With no traction, the car was pulled down -- but about 15 seconds later, the car found the road and the officers were thankfully able to escape.



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