Police: DUI driver causes head-on crash on I-5
MEDFORD, Ore. - A DUI driver crossed into oncoming traffic on Interstate 5 on Monday, crashing his SUV head-on into a semi, Oregon State Police said.
The truck driver was not injured.
Rescue workers pulled Robert Piland, 45, from the wreckage of his Chevy Tahoe and took him to the hospital.
Troopers later cited Piland for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.
The crash happened around 8:17 p.m. in the Medford area.
Piland was northbound in his Tahoe when the SUV traveled over the center median and into the southbound lanes, state police said.
The driver of the southbound semi attempted to stop to avoid Piland's Tahoe, but the two vehicles collided head-on, state police said.
The crash response restricted southbound I-5 to one lane of travel for about two hours.