A truck driver was arrested on Sunday and charged with his fourth DUI following a crash that destroyed his truck and started a large brush fire on I-295 in Delaware.
Truck Crashes Into Attenuator For “Unknown Reasons”, Catches Fire
The crash happened around 2:40 a.m. on Sunday. According to the Delaware State Police, 55 year old South Carolina-based truck driver Jeffery B. Mosier was hauling construction equipment north on I-95 merging onto I-295 northbound. Police say that “for unknown reasons, the tractor trailer struck a construction impact attenuator that was centered between the I-95 and I-295 split before overturning and catching fire.”
By the time that police arrived on the scene, Mosier was outside of the truck. He was transported to the hospital and treated for non life threatening injuries.
The Delaware State Police reported that the truck fire was so intense that both the tractor and the trailer were completely destroyed and were “not identifiable”. This fire sparked a larger brush fire and caused serious damage to the interstate.
I-295 was shut down for about seven hours for the crash.
After Mosier was admitted to the hospital, police began a DUI investigation into the crash. Troopers tested Mosier’s blood alcohol level and found that he was under the influence.
After being released from the hospital, Mosier was arrested by state police and charged with 4th Offense Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Refused Breath/Blood Test While Operating a Commercial Motor Vehicle, and Failure to Remain within a Single Lane. He was held on a $6,300 cash bond.
Mosier’s other three DUI convictions came in 2010, 2011, and 2014.