Beaverton, OR – An intoxicated pickup driver dangled from an overpass after he allegedly crashed his truck through a guardrail on Saturday afternoon, according to Yahoo! News.
Police explained that 38-year-old Matthew Alan Hamilton was taken to an area hospital after he drove his pickup truck through a guard rail. The driver remained trapped in the precariously balanced vehicle until authorities arrived to save him.
The Blaze reports that area firefighters had to use a ladder with a bucket to rescue the man from the dangling pickup truck. No one else was hurt as a result of the accident.
“First arriving crews secured the vehicle with ropes and chains while law enforcement secured the scene and closed both the NB and SB lanes of 217,” a spokesperson for the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue explained. “Members of the Technical Rescue Team from Station 51 in Tigard arrived minutes later and rescued the driver with their bucket ladder from the highway below.”
The suspect reportedly had a blood alcohol level six times the legal limit. This may explain why Matthew Alan Hamilton decided to pilot his automobile through a guardrail. Hamilton will be hauled off to jail after doctors feel he is well enough to leave the hospital.
According to KOIN 6, the intoxicated pickup driver was driving on a suspended license stemming from a previous DUI. Hamilton also had an outstanding outstanding warrant.
“Hamilton has been arrested for DUII, driving while suspended, misdemeanor for a previous DUII and a misdemeanor warrant. Once Hamilton is released from the hospital he will be lodged at the Washington County Jail,” read the official Beaverton Police news release.
Needless to say, it may be a while before Matthew Alan Hamilton finds himself behind the wheel of another car.
What do you think should happen to the intoxicated pickup driver whose actions left him dangling from an overpass?