Drunken man run over by own truck in road rage incident, Gainesville police say

By Kaitlyn Shemenski , Associate producer, kshemenski@wjxt.com
Published On: Jul 24 2014 07:27:13 AM EDT
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -

An intoxicated man was run over by his own pickup truck after he got into a road rage incident during a rainstorm, according to police.

The incident happened Tuesday evening in Gainesville.

The Gainesville Sun reports 48-year-old Joseph Carl drove into a vehicle stopped at a red light. He got out of his truck without putting it in park and began banging on the window of a woman's car.

When the frightened woman drove away, there was nothing holding his truck in place, and the truck rolled into Carl, police say. A police report says he was taken to the hospital where he was treated for fractures in his hand and foot.

Carl faces charges of DUI and DUI property damage.

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