CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper Police Department highlighted three separate crashes that happened in one night earlier this week, and pointed out that all of the crashes were alcohol related.
On Tuesday, February 11th, the Casper Police Department says that the night shift team spent their evening cleaning up the mess caused by three separate drug and alcohol and drug involved crashes.
“Miraculously, no one sustained life-threatening injuries. But the damage caused by these drivers was felt by many,” a statement from Casper PD said.
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The first crash occurred shortly before 6:30 pm when a suspected alcohol-impaired driver rammed into the back of a fifth-wheel trailer before crashing into a telephone pole near Metro Road and Bryan Stock Trail. Multiple agencies are said to have responded and rescued the man trapped inside his vehicle, thereafter he went to the hospital for treatment.
Alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor, and possible charges are still being investigated, according to police.
The second crash happened near the 1700 block of Oakcrest Avenue.
“The driver admitted to taking his eyes off the road when he drove into a large snowbank, flipping his vehicle,” Police say. “Officers found marijuana inside the vehicle. The usage of marijuana is being investigated as a contributing factor in this crash. The driver was arrested for possession of marijuana and careless driving.”
The third crash happened near the 1700 block of South McKinley when a suspected alcohol-impaired driver crossed into oncoming traffic, collided with a parked vehicle, drove through a front yard, hit another parked vehicle ramming a trailer with four-wheelers into a house, before driving down a sidewalk and spinning out, finally driving onto the front porch of another home, hitting the house.
The driver was cleared by emergency services and arrested for recommended charges of DUI, No Insurance, and Open Container.
“All of these alcohol and drug involved crashes could have been so much worse. Lives could have been lost and homes could have been destroyed. Somehow, everyone was okay. As one of the many first-responding agencies that see these devastating incidents first hand, we have experienced the destruction these crashes can cause,” Casper PD said Thursday. “Every bit of it is preventable.”