Trucker With Open Alcohol Container Charged in Three-Vehicle Crossover Crash
Pocatello, ID – A trucker is facing multiple charges stemming from his role in a three-vehicle crash along an interstate in Idaho this week.
Shane Warr, 57, of Blackfoot, ID, is charged with aggravated driving under the influence (a felony), and possessing an open container of alcohol while driving (a misdemeanor).
Idaho State Police (ISP) investigators say Warr caused a crash along Interstate 15 in Pocatello on Wednesday.
The accident occurred at approximately 4 p.m. in the southbound lanes.
Investigators said Warr was operating north in a Freightliner tractor-trailer when he crossed over the median and into the southbound lanes.
Warr collided with a 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by Debbie Akers, 54, and a 2020 Ford Ranger, driven by Clay Hirschi, 23, both of Pocatello, ISP said.
Akers suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital where she was listed in fair condition as of Thursday afternoon.
No other injuries were reported.
However, ISP also discovered a weapon in Warr’s truck leading to an additional charge of carrying a concealed weapon while under the influence, also a misdemeanor.
Photo courtesy of the Bannock County Jail