truck drivers boxed in an apparent drunken driver Sept. 11 along
Interstate 80 in Milton, PA, and detained him until police arrived,
according to the Milton Standard-Journal.
Trucker identified two of the quick-thinking truckers as Robert
Faulkner, 45, an owner-operator and OOIDA member from Walbridge,
OH, and Marlin Gross, 24, a Werner Enterprises driver from Joplin,
MO. The Trucker said authorities did not identify the third
and Gross boxed in the Mercury Grand Marquis after it hit both of
their trucks, a 2000 Kenworth and 2002 Freightliner. The car also
had a canoe strapped to the top.
The Statesman-Journal identified the driver of the car as John
F. Sullivan, 63, of Wailea, HI. When police arrived, the newspaper
reported, wine-colored stains appeared on Sullivan’s shirt, mouth
and face. Authorities told the local newspaper Sullivan was “visibly
intoxicated,” and that he had allegedly thrown a wine bottle out
the passenger’s side window before his car hit a guardrail.
was arrested and taken to the Evangelical Community Hospital at
Lewisburg, PA, for a blood-alcohol test, which he refused, according
to the Standard-Journal. He also denied hitting the trucks
with his car.
was charged with driving under the influence, two counts of being
involved in an accident involving damage to a vehicle or property,
failure to render aid, reckless driving, driving on roadways not
laned for traffic, depositing waste and restrictions on alcoholic
beverages, the newspaper said.
who told authorities he was a semiretired attorney, was released
on a $10,000 cash bond. No injuries were reported.