A Poolville man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after he caused a three-vehicle wreck Thursday night near Cottondale.
Department of Public Safety Trooper Beau Bridgeman said Makaylyn Wolff, 17, of Springtown was stopped in the northbound lane of Farm Road 51 waiting to turn left onto Farm Road 2123 around 6:40 when her sport utility vehicle was struck from behind by a pickup driven by Casey Doyle Smith, 44, of Poolville.
The impact pushed Wolff’s vehicle into the southbound lane of FM 51 where it was struck a second time by a southbound pickup driven by Jordan Crittenden, 26, of Springtown.
Meanwhile, Smith’s pickup ran off the road and through a fence on the west side of the roadway.
Two ambulances, a rescue vehicle, Boyd and Cottondale fire departments and numerous law enforcement agencies responded to the scene. It was initially feared that several people were injured in the wreck, but amazingly no one was seriously hurt. No one was even transported to a hospital.
Smith was taken to the Wise County Jail and charged with driving while intoxicated. He remained in jail with bail set at $2,500 Friday afternoon.
The wreck had FM 51 shut down for about an hour and down to one lane for about another half-hour as the scene was cleared.