Indiana Pilot Lands Himself In Jail After Crashing Plane In Street While Drunk
An Indiana pilot has landed himself in jail after crashing his small plane in the street while drunk.
The police said Joseph Krol, 61, failed a breathalyser test at the scene of the crash in St Joseph County in the US state of Indiana at around 4.40pm on 13th December.
Krol was the only occupant in the small plane at the time of the crash and no one else was involved or injured, according to the police.
The police also said that no nearby homes or buildings were damaged in the incident.
Indiana State Police said in a statement: “Yesterday, December 13, 2021, at approximately 4:40 p.m., Trooper Scott Hipsher and officers with the St. Joseph County Police Department responded to reports of a single-engine plane that had crashed in the area of Grant Road and Wild Heather Drive.
“When officers arrived, they found that an ultralight that resembled a small single-engine airplane had crashed at the entrance of Heather Ridge subdivision.”
The police said the pilot was unhurt, but appeared to be intoxicated: “The operator of the ultralight was not injured in the crash but was showing signs of alcohol impairment.
“The operator of the ultralight, Joseph Krol, 61 of Mill Creek, IN, failed field sobriety at the scene of the crash. After being medically cleared and submitting to a certified chemical test at a local hospital, Krol was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated- Endangerment and Operating While Intoxicated.”
The police added: “Krol was then transported to the St Joseph County Jail.”
The investigation is ongoing and the authorities reminded residents: “All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.”