A drunk driver is to blame for a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. 231 and U.S. 36 Tuesday morning.
Deputy Don Lewis told the BannerGraphic Wednesday that F. Brock II, 25, 6541 N. U.S. 231, driving a 1997 Plymouth Neon, was traveling westbound on U.S. 36 and was making a left turn to go south on U.S. 231, when he ended up turning into the northbound lane.
Michael Risk, 63, Roachdale, driving a 1992 Oldsmobile 98, and his wife Lillan were stopped at the stoplight in the northbound lane of U.S. 231 when Brock struck their vehicle head on.
The impact of the collision knocked Risk's vehicle back into Josie Trout, 17, Roachdale, driving a 1993 Honda Civic, who was also stopped at the light.
Trout's vehicle sustained no damages, and neither she nor Risk complained of any injuries. Lillian complained of back pain and Brock sustained cuts to his face and hands, which Lewis believed was from the airbag being deployed.
Both Lillan and Brock were transported to Putnam County Hospital.
Lewis said they administered a breathalyzer test on Brock, who blew a .195 blood-alcohol content. The legal limit is .08 BAC. Lewis also said they would be charging Brock with driving under the influence.
Damages to Brock and Risk's vehicles was estimated at $5,000 to $10,000.
Lewis was assisted on the scene by other members of the Putnam County Sheriff's Department, Bainbridge Volunteer Fire Department, Operation Life, PMH, State Highway and Kenny Brewer's Wrecking Service.