Many motorists on Louisiana roads are often threatened by drivers who are under the influence of alcohol. Because the actions of a drunk driver are so unpredictable, it is often difficult to avoid collisions. While such a driver in a car poses huge risks to other road users, an intoxicated driver behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler can cause devastation in a truck accident.
A 27-year-old driver of an 18-wheeler was recently arrested at the scene of an accident that involved several cars. The Louisiana State Police reported that the driver of the truck failed to slow down when he was approaching a red light. He apparently crashed into the rears of two stationary vehicles at the red traffic light, and then collided head-on with a third car.