Road-raging Florida man run over by his own truck after drunken crash
A Florida man was arrested on drunken driving and other charges after he was run over by his own pickup Tuesday during a road rage incident.
Police said Joseph Carl, of Gainesville, apparently became enraged after he crashed into the rear end of another vehicle stopped at a traffic light during a downpour.
The 48-year-old Carl jumped out of his truck and began banging on the other driver’s window and yelling at the woman inside, reported The Gainesville Sun.
Carl neglected to put the pickup into park, police said, and the truck started rolling after the other driver became frightened and drove away.
Police said Carl tried to stop the truck with his arms, but it ran him over.
Officers said Carl was stumbling and smelled strongly of alcohol when they arrived, and they said he admitted to drinking three beers.
But police said they found numerous empty beer cans inside the pickup, along with an open 16-ounce Miller High Life that was still cool.
Carl claimed he did not drink and drive, but he amended his claim after police found the beer and said he was only drinking during his drive home from Live Oak, about 50 miles away.
Officers arrested Carl on drunken driving and property damage charges and took him to a nearby hospital for treatment for a broken foot and hand.
A blood test at the hospital revealed his blood-alcohol content was 0.22, nearly three times the legal limit for Florida.