22-Year-Old Driver Arrested For DUI After Monroe Head-On Crash

MONROE – On Thursday, 22-year-old James Giess was taken into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol after a head-on crash that occurred on Route 34 near the Lake Zoar boat ramp.

According to Capt. Michael Flick, Giess was behind the wheel of a blue 1998 Honda Civic that “crossed over the center line several times causing oncoming traffic to take evasive maneuvers to avoid a head-on crash before he drove the Honda completely into the opposing lane and crashed head-on with a 2003 Ford F150 truck being operated by a Monroe resident.” The accident happened at about 9 p.m.

The cops smelled a strong odor of alcohol on Giess’s breath so they gave him standardized field sobriety tests to perform which he failed. Giess’s breath sample was also taken for an intoxication test which showed that his BAC was .1854%. He was taken into custody after failing the sobriety test. He also refused medical care at the accident spot.

Police officers also charged Giess for failure to drive in the proper lane.

The Monroe resident who was behind the wheel of the Ford F150 was rushed to the hospital as he sustained injuries but they were not serious.

News Source: www.CTPost.com

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