Witnesses Tackled Driver Following Casper DUI Crash

Court documents cause filed in Natrona County District Court this week allege Casper police arrived at the scene of a DUI crash to find two ‘good Samaritans’ holding down the driver.

In an affidavit of probable cause, a Casper police officer writes that two men tackled Joshua C. Thompson after he allegedly crashed his vehicle through a fence and into the yard the evening of April 19.

Thompson is charged with possession of a controlled substance third or subsequent offense, DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.

According to the affidavit, police responded to the area of CY and Poplar in Casper at roughly 8:30 after receiving several reports of a vehicle accident with injuries. The callers reported to dispatchers that the vehicle had crashed into a fence and crome to rest in a yard.

Police arrived at the scene to find the vehicle’s driver, Thompson, being held down by two ‘good Samaritans.’

Officers determined that Thompson crashed into the back of a white Jeep before driving against traffic on CY heading east. Thompson, who was driving an SUV, reportedly crashed head-on into a blue jeep.

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