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Drunk Driver Slams into Fire Truck, Medical Helicopter


glass of liquor next to set of car keys

According to KRQE, a man faces drunk driving charges after wrecking his vehicle into a fire truck and medical transport helicopter on Highway 566 early Sunday morning.

Details of Drunk Driving Wreck

Police say Glenn Livingston, 26, of Gallup caused the highway collision that left the fire truck and helicopter inoperable.

Livingston approached the scene of the previous wreck and the landing zone for the helicopter but did not stop. According to KRQE, Livingston drove around the barricade set up on Highway 566 and crashed into the fire truck and helicopter.

Nobody sustained injuries in the multiple-vehicle wreck, reports KRQE. Livingston is facing aggravated DWI and resisting, evading, or obstructing an officer among other charges.

Impaired Driving Statistics

The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

  • In 2014, 9,967 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States.
  • Alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities decreased by 1.4 percent from 2013 to 2014.
  • Alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities have accounted for 30 to 32 percent of all crash fatalities since 1995.
  • Over 1.1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics in 2014 (CDC).

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