Posted on Jun 30, 2011

Police found Paul Hensiak, aged 32, walking into a local bar right after he had crashed into two street signs. According to a Caledonia Patch report, Hensiak was coming from another bar when he crashed into street signs on Douglas Avenue and Six Mile Road in Caledonia, last Sunday around 12:50 a.m.

A witness saw Hensiak leaving the scene going eastbound on Six Mile Road in a 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck. Police found the blue pickup truck with a damaged front end in a parking lot at the Brass Rail Tavern, 7017 Douglas Avenue.

When police confronted Hensiak and asked him what happened to the front of his truck, he initially said, "Nothing," and then admitted, "I screwed up." Hensiak further explained he was coming from another tavern with a friend who was giving him directions to the Brass Rail. When his friend told him to turn right, Hensiak lost control of the truck and struck the street signs. After failing a sobriety test, Hensiak was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving (2nd offense) and taken to the hospital for a legal blood draw.

There is little comment to be made on this sorry state of affairs. All statistics point to the high number of DUI crashes between midnight and 3 a.m., anywhere in the country. These figures are very disturbing considering that traffic is only a fraction of what it is during other periods of the day.