Drunk pickup driver dragged 400 feet by big rig

A pickup truck driver is facing DUI charges after a frightening crash with a semi truck on a New Hampshire roadway.

The crash happened just before 1 a.m. on Thursday, February 7 in Greenland, New Hampshire, according to NBC Boston.

New Hampshire troopers say that 23 year old pickup driver Kyle Lehoullier was driving a Dodge Dakota pickup northbound on I-95 when he lost control, swerving from the far left lane of the interstate and crashing into a semi truck

New Hampshire State Police Lt. John Hennessey explained, “The force of this impact caused the Dodge Dakota to become wedged under the trailer resulting in it being dragged for several hundred feet.”

The truck driver, 48 year old Quebec resident Steve Mercie, was able to safely bring his semi to a stop, but the pickup was dragged for about 400 feet before it came to a stop.

Lehoullier was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Mercie was not hurt.

Lehoullier was later arrested charged with driving while intoxicated. He has been released on bail and is set to appear in court on February 20.

The crash closed some lanes of I-95 for about two hours.

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