No disciplinary action for National Guard soldiers who drove through flood

    No disciplinary has been taken against the five New Jersey National Guard who drove into deep floodwaters in Manville during Hurricane Irene.

    A camera rolled as the guards drove into what proved to be too much water Sunday morning, forcing the soldiers, a Manville police officer and a Star-Ledger photographer to abandon the vehicles in the newly formed river.

    A formal inquiry has been submitted about the incident, the Star-Ledger reports, which is procedure for all vehicle accidents. The vehicles can drive through about 46 inches of water, but the Manville flood shut off the National Guard engines and electricity, leaving all seven passengers with no choice but to climb out and swim to safety.

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