Man Says he was Drunk when his Car was Hit by a Train

A train smashed into a car that was stuck on the tracks. It happened around 2 a.m. Thursday in Winona, Minnesota. Police say two men in the car tried to free it but couldn't, so they took off. The train hit the car and dragged it about two blocks.

Winona Police found two I.D.'s in the car and tracked down the two men. They arrested 24-year-old John Wayne Kreger on charges of third degree DWI, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and no proof of insurance. Kreger told officers he was drunk and tried to move the car because of alternate-side parking rules when it got stuck.

The other man was ticketed for consuming alcohol as a minor.

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  • by Buz Location: EC on Apr 3, 2009 at 03:31 PM
    maybe we are ignorant for thinking the law, or an insurance company will 'protect' us from all the evils out there
  • by Hans Location: HWY 94 on Apr 3, 2009 at 12:08 PM
    Booze is cheaper than auto insurance. Maybe they should tax it more to make up the difference? I keep hearing it works for cigs.
  • by Sam Location: Eau Claire on Apr 3, 2009 at 10:38 AM
    Another model citizen. We sure have a lot of those. How can this fella afford booze, but not auto insurance? Is that not a law in MN? He should go to jail for this. What if he hit one of us without insurance? Raises the rates for all the rest of us. Since he drinks and drives, much more likley to have an accident. Too many careless people in the world who make poor life choices and we all have to pay. Trouble is, we keep letting them get away with this stuff. Not enough tough love any more.
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