Man Destroys Arrow Board in Alcohol Related Crash

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Early morning car crash destroys arrow board and totals car.

Just after 2:15 Tuesday morning fire and police crews were dispatched to Hwy. 77 just north of Rosa Parks Way for a single vehicle crash.

According to Lincoln police Sergeant Tom Ward, the driver was traveling northbound when he failed to negotiate the curve in the road. The driver crossed into the median where he struck a traffic control trailer that has an arrow board mounted to it. The car then continued into the southbound lanes of Hwy. 77 before coming to a stop.

Lincoln Fire Crews checked out the driver who was not injured.

Ward said, "The guy was able to get enough control of his car after taking out that board. He didn't hit the guardrail and was really lucky no one was coming south and hit him. If they had, we would be working a fatal crash instead of this guy walking away."

The driver tested positive for alcohol. The driver was also tired. Both contributed to the crash according to Ward. The driver was taken to detox.

The value of the arrow trailer is estimated at $12,000. The car appears to be a total loss.