Joseph Forren, 21, was reportedly reading his father’s text warning him not to drink and drive when he crashed his car into a truck in Trumbull, Connecticut, on Feb. 22. At the time of the accident, Forren had a blood alcohol level of 0.172, which is more than twice the legal limit.
According to police, the text read: “Don’t drink and drive… Dad,”
Connecticut Post reported Forren was charged on April 27 for driving under the influence, failure to drive right and failing to wear a seat belt. He posted $2,500 bail and was released from custody.
Forren’s head hit the windshield during the collision and he was treated for his injuries at a local hospital.
While officers were investigating the scene, they say an unidentified woman texted Forren. “I know you’re drunk but if you can at least ****** answer me that’d be nice,” the woman wrote.
The driver of the other vehicle wasn’t injured.
State prosecutors will have to determine if the crash was cause by the Forren’s decision to read the text while driving or his drinking.
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