Jeremy Caster Pleads Guilty To Driving Through A Roadblock While Intoxicated
An Evansville man has admitted to entering a section of highway that was closed due to an unrelated wreck.
Twenty-six year old Jeremy Caster has pleaded guilty to charges of driving under the influence, running a roadblock and reckless driving.
According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, at around 10:30pm on Tuesday June 17th, troopers were dealing with two crash scenes that had happened earlier on I-25 between the Beverly Street and Wyoming Boulevard exits.
Troopers had to close off the freeway in both directions for a time, to deal with the situation.
The patrol says Caster ran through one of the cone barriers to get on I-25 South and almost collided with the vehicles that were involved with the earlier wreck, as well as Patrol vehicles on the scene and a Deputy.
Troopers eventually caught up to Caster and a breathalyzer showed his blood alcohol content was .19 at the time.
He is free on a $1,000 PR bond, and has been ordered to complete an alcohol severity index report, after-which the court will call him back to be sentenced.
Caster could face up to one year in jail on the reckless driving charge, and up to 6 months in jail on each of the other two charges.
As for the driver that caused the earlier wrecks, the Patrol says prosecutors will probably charge her later this week.
Troopers say the female driver was driving under the influence at the time, and at first was going southbound in the northbound lane of I-25, between the Beverly Street and Wyoming Boulevard exits.
Then she turned around and went north in the southbound lane.
There were wrecks in each lane of travel as a result and that's why the Patrol had to close the freeway, so that they could investigate and clean up the mess.
Four people ended up going to the hospital, as a result of the collisions.
Two other truck drivers were cited by the Patrol, for running a roadblock.