Truck pulls into Slater gas station, driver charged with drink driving
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Truck pulls into Slater gas station, driver charged with drink driving

Truck pulls into Slater gas station, driver charged with drink driving

The vehicle that hit Casey’s in Slater. Photo courtesy of Story County Sheriff’s Office.

SLATER, Iowa — The driver of a semi-truck who crashed into a Casey’s restaurant in Slater Tuesday night has been charged.

At approximately 8:15 p.m., the Story County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle that had crashed into the front of Casey’s in Slater. When officers arrived, they found the front of the building and the truck significantly damaged. No injuries were reported.


According to the criminal complaint, the truck driver, David Wayne Hanks, told officers that he had gone to Casey’s to buy something to drink and that when he pulled into the gas station, “his foot slipped off the brake and hit the gas pedal, which caused the accident.”

Deputies at the scene noted that Hanks’ eyes were bloodshot and watery, his speech was slurred and he smelled strongly of alcohol, the complaint said. A preliminary breathalyzer test showed he was over the legal limit of .08, the complaint said.

Hanks was charged with driving under the influence – second offense, failure to control a vehicle and no valid license. He was booked into Story County Jail on Tuesday but has since been released.