Cops: Angry Drunk Driver Runs Himself Over

Case of road rage does not end well for him

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 24, 2014 4:54 PM CDT

(Newser) – A Florida man made a series of questionable decisions this week that culminated in him being run over by his own truck, reports Raw Story. Let us count the ways, from an account in the Gainesville Sun:

  • Beer: Cops say Joseph Carl, 48, was almost three times over the legal limit and had an open (and cold) beer can in his truck. Which led to ...
  • Accident: Carl drove into a car stopped at a red light, say police, which led to ...
  • Road rage: He got out of his truck and started banging on the driver's window of the other car, but ...
  • "Park": In his fury, he neglected to put his truck in park, and it began rolling toward him when the freaked-out other driver sped away; still, he might have escaped if not for ...
  • Beer muscles: Carl "put out his arms and tried to stop" the rolling truck, says the Sun, but, no, this did not work.
Carl was treated for fractures to his foot and hand, and charged with DUI and DUI property damage.

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