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Construction Workers Help Corral Intoxicated Driver

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Last week, OSP Troopers were dispatched to a possible intoxicated driver on Highway 22 near milepost 41.

When the Trooper arrived on the scene, a couple highway construction zone workers had boxed in a Ford pickup after it had hit multiple construction cones and then almost hit 4-5 highway workers.

The Trooper immediately noticed several signs of impairment. The first sign being the driver was holding an opened bottle of whiskey. The driver refused to identify himself and mumbled to the point the Trooper believed he was too heavily intoxicated to communicate.

The Trooper was able to eventually take the driver into custody. The driver, after being identified, had an active misdemeanor warrant out of Marion County Circuit Court for Criminal Mischief 3 and was lodged in Marion Co Jail for DUII, reckless driving, reckless endangering a highway worker X4, and resisting arrest. 

Authorities said that due to the quick and selfless response by the construction workers, they likely saved lives.

Courtesy of OSP

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