Intoxicated Driver Collides Head-On With Semi North of Gillette, No Injuries

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By Ryan Lewallen, County 17

A Utah man was arrested late Wednesday night for driving while intoxicated after he reportedly collided head-on with a semi-tractor trailer north of Gillette, authorities said Wednesday.

The crash did not result in any injuries and occurred around 10:15 p.m. near milepost 148 on North Highway 59 just north of Heald Road, according to Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds.

A 45-year-old male had been traveling south in a 2013 Dodge Ram 4500 when he drifted into the northbound lanes where a 42-year-old male was operating a Western Star semi.

The vehicles collided head-on; the resulting collision pushed the Dodge Ram into the east side ditch and the semi into the west ditch, per Reynolds.

Both vehicles came to rest upright in pastures on either side of the road, according to a release from the Campbell County Fire Department, with each vehicle sustaining over $1,000 in damage.

Emergency Medical Services cleared both drivers of any injuries, Reynolds said.

While WHP troopers were investigating the crash, the 45-year-old male was allegedly found to be intoxicated and was taken into custody.

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