The Gibson County Sheriff's Office responded to report of a stranded motorist Saturday night at State Road 168 near County Road 225 West.
Upon arriving at the scene, they found 22-year-old Clinton P. Taylor of Fort Branch standing on top of a Chevy Blazer that was partially under water.
The deputies who rescued Taylor say they detected a strong smell of alcohol.
Field sobriety tests were administered and Taylor was taken into custody.
He was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, while having a prior conviction within the last five years.