A Bedias man is in the Brazos County Jail after being charged with his second DUI, following a multiple car crash around 4 last Friday afternoon on the westbound side of highway 30 at the Grimes and Brazos County line.
Trooper Jessie Jordan tells Navasota News, while traffic was slowing due to a disabled vehicle with a flat tire on the shoulder, a maroon, 2000 Mitsubishi sedan driven by 28-year-old Woodrow Allen Haarmeyer rear-ended a 95 Chevy pickup. That crash resulted in the Chevy spinning around and striking a 2008 Chevy pickup. Haarmeyer was transported by College Station Ambulance to The Med with a back injury. Both of the other two drivers refused treatment.
At the scene, Trooper Jordan reported smelling a strong order of alcohol inside Haarmeyer’s vehicle, before discovering two 40-ounce malt liquor containers that were both open and still cold to the touch.
At the hospital afterwards, Jordan said Haarmeyer was cooperative with him, insisting he had only had one beer with lunch about three hours prior to the accident. He also angrily denied being the cause of the crash, but willingly provided a blood sample, which was sent to the DPS crime lab in Houston for analysis.
Following treatment for his back injury, Jordan reports, Haarmeyer, who was previously convicted of his first DUI five years ago in Wyoming, was transported back to the Brazos County Jail, where he was charged, booked and is currently residing on a $5,000 bail.