PHOENIX — A driver was cited after he maneuvered around barricades and had to be rescued from a flooded wash, authorities in an Arizona county said.

An Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter and crew pulled the unidentified man to safety Monday afternoon after his truck was stuck in the Tonto Creek, according to the Gila County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver was given a citation from awaiting deputies, the sheriff’s office said.

“Sheriff J. Adam Shepherd would like to remind everyone not to cross flooded washes or drive around barricades, your life and the life of your passengers are not worth the risk,” GCSO said in a Facebook post.

No additional information was made available.