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Suspected drunk driver jumps railroad tracks on Highway 80

By Maggie Contreras, mcontreras@ktxs.com
Published On: Dec 21 2012 10:41:00 PM CST
Highway 80 Accident
ABILENE, Texas -

Police suspect a man who jumped railroad tracks and stopped in a field was driving under the influence.

According to witnesses at the scene, a man driving a red Nissan SUV on Friday afternoon swerved off of Highway 80. He allegedly hit a stop sign then swerved to the other side of the highway to hit another stop sign.

Witnesses said the driver then jumped the tracks along Highway 80 and stopped in a field.

One witness tried to help the man, but he refused any help.

Police on the scene told KTXS they planned to arrest the man for suspicion of driving while intoxicated.