By Ryan Lewallen, County 17
Campbell County Sheriff’s deputies will seek the arrest of a 57-year-old man who reportedly crashed into a gooseneck trailer on Little Powder River Road while intoxicated, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said Thursday.
Deputies were notified of the incident around 12:07 p.m. yesterday afternoon by a resident who called and reported seeing a 1998 Buick sedan leave the roadway and crash into the trailer, per Reynolds.
The resident reported that the driver of the vehicle was unconscious and bleeding.
When deputies arrived, the 57-year-old male was up and walking around, albeit with a large amount of blood gushing out of his head and face, Reynolds said.
While investigating the scene, he continued, deputies saw several empty beer cans in the vehicle. When asked, the male allegedly admitted to drinking two beers prior to driving.
He was transported to Campbell County Health for his injuries, where deputies were denied access to him while he received care, Reynolds said. Deputies sought and were granted a warrant to obtain a blood sample from the male before leaving him in the care of hospital staff.
He will be arrested upon his release for driving while intoxicated. He will also be cited for failing to maintain a single lane of travel, expired registration, no insurance, and no valid driver’s license, per Reynolds.
The crash on Little Powder River Road resulted in over $1,000 worth of damage both to the Buick and to the trailer.