Man accused of drunken driving after crashing truck into mailbox, trees in Saline
A man who crashed his 2011 Ford F-series pickup truck into several trees in the 200 block of Monroe Street in Saline was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving early Sunday.
According to a Saline police report, the man — whose name will not be released until he is arraigned on the charge — had been drinking in Ann Arbor Saturday evening. According to police, the man was traveling south on Monroe Street shortly after midnight when his truck left the roadway and struck a tree and a mailbox in front of one home and hit other trees in front of a neighboring home.
The report stated the man told police he had fallen asleep while driving.
Saline firefighters and Huron Valley Ambulance personnel treated the man at the scene of the accident. He was taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, where he had a blood test and police interviewed him, the report stated.
The man said he had drunk five or six beers in Ann Arbor between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday. Police verbally placed the man under arrest and released him for treatment at the hospital and impounded his vehicle, according to the report.
He had been treated at the scene for possible spine injuries and was brought to the hospital on a backboard. The extent of his injuries was not known as of Monday morning.