Police: Man’s blood alcohol content three times legal limit

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A man is in critical condition after his small-sized pickup truck became wrapped around a utility pole early Monday morning.

Investigators said they were called to an accident around 12:30 a.m. Police said a vehicle, driven by a 29-year-old man, was headed westbound on Washington Boulevard near Francis Street.

According to police, the man was driving at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic when he crashed into a utility pole. Police claim the man was not wearing a seat belt and had to be extricated from his truck. Police said he was driving with a blood alcohol content three times the legal limit.

Firefighters work to rescue the driver trapped in the car after it hit a pole.
Firefighters work to rescue the driver trapped in the car after it hit a pole.

The driver was last listed in critical condition at the hospital. However, the name of the driver has not been released.

East Washington Boulevard was closed for several hours while crews investigated.

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