Alcohol possible factor in Bong Bridge rollover
Alcohol may have been a contributing factor in a rollover accident off a Bong Bridge overpass Monday night. According to a Superior Police reports, the male driver was driving east on the Bong Bridge. As the road turned into an overpass at Susque...
Alcohol may have been a contributing factor in a rollover accident off a Bong Bridge overpass Monday night. According to a Superior Police reports, the male driver was driving east on the Bong Bridge. As the road turned into an overpass at Susquehanna Avenue, the driver veered off the right side of the road, crashed through a guardrail, rolled down the hill and crashed through a chain link fence. The vehicle continued down the hill and came to a rest on its passenger side on Susquehanna Avenue. Superior firefighters were called to the scene at 8:05 p.m. Monday, according to Battalion Chief Steve Edwards. They extricated the man from the car and placed him on a backboard. First responders reported that the man smelled of alcohol. When questioned in the ambulance, he said he had been drinking.
The man was uncooperative toward officers and yelled many profane statements at the first responders trying to help him, according to the report. He was transported via Gold Cross to St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth, where he continued to be loud, profane and combative. According to the police report, he was strapped down to a hospital bed due to his combative behavior.
The truck was completely totaled, and it is unknown how many times the vehicle rolled over.
The driver was cited for first offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, failure to keep vehicle under control, operating a vehicle without insurance, possessing open intoxicants in the vehicle and disorderly conduct. His name was not released by the police.