SALEM, Ore. -- A couple of months ago, an SUV missed the turn at Pringle and Hoyt in southeast Salem and plowed through the fence at Carzntrux Collision Repair, wrecking four vehicles.
Shop owner Denis Lafferty, who has coped with a few similar crashes through the years, decided he'd finally had enough.
Lafferty painted the phrase "Don't Drink & Drive!" onto the bed of a demolished truck and faced in toward the street as his version of both a public service announcement and a warning to drivers.
It wasn't enough.
Early Saturday morning the driver of a red truck missed the turn, plowed through the chain-link fence and smashed right into the back end of Lafferty's white "Don't Drink & Drive!" warning truck.
" This driver managed to land his vehicle right on top of it," Lafferty said.
Salem fire and police crews responded to the crash, and a Salem police officer cited the driver, identified in the crash report as Eric Clifford Jones, 46, of Monmouth, with DUI.
According to court records, Jones was convicted of fleeing a police officer, reckless driving and reckless endangerment in Clackamas County in 2014 and just had his driver's license reinstated in March.
Lafferty said his landlord has contacted the city about reinforcing the spot and replacing the lonely arrow sign warning drivers of the curve with more arrows and a guardrail.
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