Traffic was snarled at Marietta’s busiest intersection late
Thursday afternoon, and the driver who allegedly caused the crash was arrested.
Police Captain Jeff Waite says officers responded to a
five-vehicle traffic crash at Pike and Acme streets at 5:42 p.m. They arrested
58-year-old David Schafer of Victory Place for operating a vehicle while under
the influence (OVI) and failure to yield when turning left.
Waite says Schafer’s blood alcohol tested 0.14; the legal
limit is 0.08. Schafer allegedly admitted
to officers that he drank several beers on top of prescription pain medication.
He was released to a friend, pending a court appearance.
The fire department dispatched an engine and rescue squad to the wreck, based upon
initial reports of injuries, but they quickly determined that nobody was hurt in the pile-up.