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September 18, 2014, 2:42 am
970 WMAY News

Police: Driver of Vehicle Hit By Train Charged With DUI


A Springfield woman is recovering from injuries and faces multiple criminal charges after her vehicle was struck by a train early Wednesday morning.

 

Springfield police say 29-year-old Brandi Surrat of Springfield faces Driving Under the Influence and no valid ID charges after she drove around the barricades for the 10th Street train tacks on Edwards Street in Springfield just before 4 am.

 

The train stalled for over three hours Wednesday morning as police investigated the accident.

 

Deputy police chief Dennis Arnold says officers were given three different stories by Surrat because of her level of intoxication. Surrat was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for her injuries.

 

Arnold says drivers should never attempt to drive around train track barricades and never get behind the wheel intoxicated.

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