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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