Drunk Driving, Road Rage

Drunk man run over by own pickup truck

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It’s easy for drunk people to forget little things – like making sure their car is in parked when getting out. The Gainesville Sun reported on such an incident, when 48-year-old Joseph Carl drove into a vehicle stopped at a red light one rainy evening. This apparently set off “road rage” – aggressive behavior of a driver toward another driver. Data from a recent study indicate there is a significant relationship between alcohol consumption and road rage, and this incident shows the results. The article tells the story: He got out of his truck without putting it in park and began banging on the window of a woman’s car. This frightened the woman, who drove away, leaving the man vulnerable to a truck still in gear. The truck rolled into him, fracturing his hand and foot. Carl was charged with DUI and DUI property damage.