A man crashed his car into a light pole at the beginning of November with his children in the vehicle. Authorities have said that the man had eight alcoholic drinks before getting in his vehicle.
The man and four children were all treated for injuries due to the November 10 accident. The man was not charged immediately following the crash due to a pending investigation, which is now closed.
A warrant affidavit was filed in late January, and the man turned himself in. Witnesses told investigators that just prior to the crash, the man had been speeding and passing vehicles in a no-passing zone. The man was also observed to enter a left turn lane and make a right turn instead. That turn caused the car to leave the road and hit the telephone pole.
Following the accident, the man told investigators that he had just left work and was heading home. Video from the man’s job showed him ordering eight drinks between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Troopers indicated that the man appeared to be under the influence of alcohol when they interviewed him at the hospital. A blood test showed a blood alcohol content of 0.12.
The man was charged with two counts of DUI causing serious bodily injury and two counts of DUI with a person under the age of 18 in the car.
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