A Radford man involved in a wreck in Fairlawn Monday morning has been charged with intoxicated driving, according to authorities.
Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Captain Jeff Saunders said a vehicle being operated by Billy Ray Saul was eastbound on Route 114 around 8:30 when it crossed into the westbound lane and struck a utility pole.
Saul had to be extricated from the vehicle by crewmembers from Fairlawn and Radford fire departments. Saunders said the motorist was transported to New River Valley Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Saul was subsequently charged with driving under the influence, said Saunders. Deputy D.A. Anderson is continuing to investigate the incident.
The utility pole sustained an estimated $5,000 in damage.