FESTUS, Mo. (AP) _ An eastern Missouri man is accused of stealing three trucks and crashing all of them after taking 90 doses of an anti-anxiety drug.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that John Cullen of Cuba, Missouri, faces several charges following the thefts that began Sunday night, on his 39th birthday.
A Missouri trooper found a Chevrolet Silverado owned by the Missouri Department of Transportation crashed in Jefferson County. Hours later, the same trooper was sent to the site where a stolen truck crashed along Interstate 55 near Crystal City.
Authorities say Cullen tried unsuccessfully to steal another truck in Festus, then, around 5 a.m. Monday, stole and crashed a Dodge Ram into a car, injuring the other driver.
Police say Cullen was found hiding in a ditch after that accident.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch