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Police: driver underneath semi trailer drunk

Monday, November 05, 2012 10:18 AM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News
Police say a car actually traveled underneath a semi trailer and crashed near

Springville over the weekend.

Friday night...police say the driver was northbound on State Road 39 near

800 North.

She tried passing a semi truck pulling two trailers.

However...she encountered an oncoming vehicle and swerved traveling off the

road then back onto the pavement.

Police say the car then traveled completely underneath one of the semi trailers.

The back wheels of the trailer ran over her car.

Police say the car went back off the road striking guardrails before coming to

rest in a ditch.

56 year old Johnnie Peete told officers she was traveling from Elkhart to

the casino outside New Buffalo.

She and her husband sustained injuries not believed very serioius.

Police say Peete had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit.

Her car was completely destroyed with damage from one end to the other.
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