PILGER, NE – Police say an accident involving a suspected drunk driver closed a highway in Stanton County Friday night. The Norfolk Daily News reported it happened just before 11 p.m. on Highway 275 west of Pilger.
According to the Stanton County Sheriff’s Office, 26-year-old Jose Garcia-Ramirez was driving an SUV west when he went off the road and hit the guardrail approach to the Humbug bridge. The crash caused major damage to the guardrail and bridge approach, and shut down the highway for about an hour. The county emergency management office assisted with traffic control.
Garcia-Ramirez was treated at the scene and was arrested on several charges, including suspicion of driving while intoxicated and reckless driving. He was jailed pending the posting of a cash bond.
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