Driver’s BAC shows .457

Staff report

     The driver of a Jan. 25 one-vehicle accident was found to be heavily intoxicated.

     The Monticello Police Department released the accident report, which took place at 10:15 p.m. near the intersection of W. Second Street and N. Walnut Street in Monticello.

     Brandon Michael Galloway, 33 of Monticello was driving a 2003 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab when he lost control after turning from Second Street onto Walnut Street. Galloway drove up a snow bank and struck a tree, causing his vehicle to roll over onto its passenger side.

     Galloway had to be extricated from his vehicle. He was transported by Monticello EMS to Jones Regional Medical Center for possible injuries.

     He exhibited signs of intoxication. His BAC showed .457, almost six times the legal limit (.08).

     Galloway was cited for OWI 1st offense. He recently pleaded not guilty to the charge, with a jury trial set for June 18.

     The winter road conditions were not determined to be a factor in the accident.

     The Monticello Fire Department assisted at the scene.



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