Drunk Florida Man Run Over By Own Pickup Truck

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    Gainesville Police
    Joseph Carl

    Police say an intoxicated man was run over by his own pickup truck after he got into a road rage incident during a rainstorm.
     
    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.

     
    The truck rolled into Carl. A police report says he was taken to the hospital where he was treated for fractures in his hand and foot.

    The report said Carl was stumbling and had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. Officers found an open can of Miller High Life in the truck along with numerous empty beer cans, the report said.

    Carl said he had three beers but told an officer he doesn't drink and drive, the report said.

    "When I asked [Carl] about the open beer I located, [Carl] stated he was only drinking it while driving home," the officer wrote in the report.
     
    Carl was charged with DUI and DUI property damage. It wasn't known whether he's obtained a lawyer.

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