Indiana State Police said a husband and wife were arrested on Monday after both were involved in a car crash influenced by alcohol.
Authorities told the local news outlet WEHT that Donald Ricketts, 56, of Poseyville was heading north on SR 165 at 8:24 p.m. on Monday, when he swerved and hit the driver’s side of a tractor-trailer heading south. Neither party was injured, and the collision was close to Ricketts’ home, so he allegedly called his wife, Cheral Ricketts, to come pick him up from the crash site. Before police arrived, Cheral allegedly drove to the crash site and crashed her own car into her husband’s, totaling both vehicles.
When police arrived they suspected that the Ricketts were both intoxicated, and gave Cheral a preliminary breathalyzer test that revealed she had a BAC of .22 percent. Her husband was revealed to have had a BAC of .28%. The former was arrested and taken to the Posey County Jail, while the latter was admitted to Deaconess Gibson Hospital for a non-life-threatening medical issue.
Strangely enough, the Ricketts’ drunken saga isn’t the weirdest car accident to happen recently. Back in August, a California man was allegedly pleasuring himself behind the wheel when he crashed into two other cars, Fox-affiliate KMPH reported at the time.
The 31-year-old man crashed his car near the Marketplace at El Paseo shopping center around 10:15 a.m. after he was supposedly pleasuring himself while cruising around the city of Fresno. The man got out of his vehicle and walked away from the scene, and was later detained by police when a Fresno County sheriff’s deputy found him dining at a nearby restaurant called Dickeys BBQ. No injuries were reported, and the man was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was also cited for a misdemeanor hit-and-run.