Joshua Larson, 20, of Caledonia, was cited for suspicion of drunk driving (second offense), reckless driving, unreasonable and imprudent speed, and failing to maintain control over his vehicle following the crash in the 7900 block of Douglas Avenue.
A witness told police Larson had been traveling at more than 100 mph when he lost control of his car. He then struck a telephone pole and went into a field at 12:18 a.m. May 21.
According to a report by the Caledonia Police Department, Larson was hanging out of the driver’s side just after the crash. As the officer felt for a pulse, Larson regained consciousness. He told the officer that he had leg pain, numbness, difficulty breathing and pain.
He told police he didn’t remember anything from the crash.
Battalion Chief Jeff Henningfeld said Flight for Life was immediately requested because Larson had extensive injuries and had to be extricated from the Camaro. A telephone pole had been snapped off and the top of the pole was still dangling in the air.
Caledonia Fire Department personnel had him out of the car within 15 minutes.
Sgt. Brian Wall, of the Caledonia Police Department, said alcohol and excessive speeds are believed to be a factor in the crash. However, no charges have been officially issued.
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