A 44-year-old man, who is suspected of driving drunk, survived a rollover crash Thursday because he was wearing his seat belt.

The rollover crash happened at 7:46 p.m. on Interstate 94 near mile marker 335.9 just south of Highway 11, according to a press release by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department.

The man was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer that he had bought the same day. Traveling northbound on the Interstate in the left lane, the man lost control of the SUV and crossed three lanes of traffic. The vehicle then left the Interstate going eastbound and came to rest about 40 yards off of the roadway.

“The vehicle sustained severe damage as it had rolled over and hit a small tree,” the press release reads. “Thankfully the driver who was the lone occupant of this vehicle suffered no injuries and was wearing his seat belt.”

The driver, whose name has not been released, was arrested for his 3rd drunk driving incident.


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