Box Truck Driver Faces DUI Charges

Trevon Haywood PhotographyThe driver of a box truck is facing charges of DUI after he crashed into several cars and ending up hitting a house in Philadelphia’s Bridesburg district early Tuesday. According to authorities, the incident happened around 2:00 a.m. on the 4200 block Richmond Street.

According to police, the driver ran into three cars, knocking one car into a fire hydrant that thankfully did not leak water after the crash.

After crashing into the vehicles, the truck ended up crashing into the front room of a house where a 79- year-old disabled woman had been sitting at the time of the crash. The elderly woman was not injured in the accident.

An officer at the scene came to the aid of the driver of the truck. In a statement, Philadelphia police Chief Inspector Scott Small said that the driver, “appeared to be intoxicated.” The driver of the box truck was placed under arrest for the charge of DUI.

Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other substances is a criminal offense. If you are convicted of DUI charges, having that conviction on your record may result in fines, a loss of employment, loss of insurance and your license, as well as jail time and required community service hours.

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