Police: Drunken Muncie man got car stuck on train tracks

Brandon Michael Collins (Provided Photo/Delaware County Jail)

MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) — A Muncie man was arrested this week after police say he got his car stuck on local railroad tracks and was drunk at the time.

Officers responded to a call about a vehicle hung up on the tracks near Jackson Street and Morrison Road around 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Police found the 2001 GMC Yukon just off the tracks near that intersection. Police say the driver, 20-year-old Brandon Michael Collins, had tried to drive his vehicle down the tracks when he thought he saw a train approaching.

Police say when he tried to back his vehicle off the tracks, it got stuck in a culvert. All train traffic was suspended on the railway so crews could remove the vehicle.

Preliminarily, police say Collins had a blood alcohol content of nearly two times the legal limit. He was booked into the Delaware County Jail and preliminarily charged with OWI, illegal possession of alcohol, open container violation and driving while license suspended.

WISHTV.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s