On Saturday night, a 34-year-old woman who was out celebrating her birthday rear ended a truck, got wedged under the trailer and dragged for nearly a mile before truck driver Juan G. Palafox, of Romeoville, Ill., realized he was dragging the car.
The incident occurred at approximately 2:40 a.m., on Interstate 80 near Gary, Indiana.
According to the Northwest Indiana Times, Natasha M. Garza had gone out to celebrate her birthday by having a few drinks and then got in her car and drove. She then slammed her Chevy Cobalt into the back of the truck.
Palafox told police that he did not feel the vehicle’s impact.
Garza had to be cut from her car. The Huffington Post reported that Garza suffered non-life threatening injuries to her wrist and ankle.
Garza’s blood alcohol level was .21 percent, which is more than 2 times the legal limit of .08. Garza was arrested for driving while intoxicated, following too closely and driving with a suspended license. Palafox was ticketed for a logbook violation.
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