Driver In 8-vehicle Wreck Believed To Be High
The driver responsible for an 8-vehicle wreck on King Ave West was arrested on Monday for driving under the influence and felony criminal endangerment. No on was seriously injured in the wreck, which led to the closure of the eastbound lanes between 24th Street West and 20th Street West for about two hours.
Billings Police Sgt. Brandon Wooley said that a white Chrysler 300 rear-ended another sedan as the vehicles traveled east on King Avenue West near the intersection with Grant Road at about 4pm, which led to a “series of collisions.” The Chrysler struck a total of five other vehicles. The allegedly impaired driver of the Chrysler, Dagoberto Garibay, was arrested.
Garibay had a Texas identification card and the Chrysler had a Texas license plate. Police believe he was under the influence of a drug other than alcohol, though Wooley declined to be specific without a toxicology report.