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Drunk Driver Accused of Crashing into Colorado Springs (CO) Fire Apparatus

A man is facing multiple charges after crashing his pickup into a fire truck while intoxicated, according to police.

Police and firefighters were dispatched to the area after an anonymous caller reported a possible DUI in progress. The firefighters arrived first, and found an unresponsive driver slumped over the wheel of a full-sized four-wheel-drive pickup truck with the engine running. To prevent an accident, firefighters secured the truck using wheel chocks.

As police arrived, the driver woke up and tried to drive away. Police said at one point, the driver tried to leave by rocking the truck back and forth between the chocks, despite officers telling him not to.

Police said the driver then crashed into the side of the fire truck, causing minor damage. Then, first responders broke one of the pickup’s windows and pulled the driver, 45-year-old John Vest of Colorado Springs, from the truck.

Vest was arrested on multiple charges, including DUI, reckless driving, and obstructing police and fire officers.

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