LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Lafayette police said alcohol may be the reason for a one car wreck where the truck ended up on an embankment.
It happened around 11:45 p.m. Thursday on the 100 block of Owen Street, just south of downtown.
Officer Adam Ransom said a driver heading east on Owen lost control of his pickup truck on an S curve. The driver crossed the center line, ran up an embankment and came to a stop after hitting a fence and some shrubs,along with concrete stairs leading up to a house.
Police said the driver and a passenger in the pickup were not injured.
"It was minor damage. The vehicle is most likely totaled. But that's just because of the front end damage," said Ofc. Ransom. "We could smell the odor of alcohol on his breath. He also said he was drinking earlier in the evening."
The passenger was allowed to go home.
The driver was being interviewed by police.
The scene was all clear shortly before 1 a.m.
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