Man Appears Drunk on Bike in Austin, Crashes into Truck Trailer

Posted at: 06/12/2013 11:15 AM

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- It was a lose-lose situation for an Austin man.

He ran his bicycle into the side of a trailer on an Austin street, and he faces charges for it.

It happened at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 1700 block of East Oakland Avenue.

Police say the 40-year-old man failed to stop at a stop sign, and ran his bike into the side of a trailer being pulled by an Austin Utilities truck.

The bicyclist was knocked to the street on impact, and suffered bumps and abrasions.

He was taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment.

Investigators also say the man appeared to be intoxicated.

He’ll be sent a citation for “careless driving”, and the county attorney will review whether to charge him with drunk driving.