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DC man gets DUI charge after hitting train in Del.

Saturday - 12/29/2012, 12:20pm  ET

BEAR, Del. - Delaware State Police say they've charged a man with driving under the influence of alcohol after he struck a Norfolk Southern train in Bear.

Police say 33-year-old Derrick Jones of Washington, D.C., hit the train around 3:16 a.m. Saturday. They say the crash happened in the area of Old Porter Road at Porter Road and that Jones' car became wedged under a tank of liquefied petroleum gas after he struck the train.

Jones was taken to a hospital by helicopter and was admitted with non-life- threatening injuries. A passenger in his 1994 Ford pickup was treated for minor injuries at a hospital.

Police say Jones was also charged with careless driving, disregarding a traffic control device and driving with expired tags.


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