Drunk driver injures two in Davenport accident

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

DAVENPORT, Iowa- A drunk driver injured two people early in the morning outside Madison Elementary School in Davenport.

At around 2:00 a.m. on March 31st a car ran a red light on Locust and Brady Street, according to a police affidavit.

The driver, Michael Coleman of Davenport, was allegedly going 55 mph in a 25 mph zone. The When he ran the intersection he struck an SUV with four passengers

The SUV was totaled in the crash, according to the owner of the car. One woman was thrown from the SUV and a backseat passenger was severely injured.

Both victims were seriously injured and taken to Iowa City for treatment.

Police say Coleman had bloodshot eyes and smelled heavily of alcohol. A breathalyzer showed he had a blood alcohol content over the .08 legal limit.

Coleman was charged with his second OWI, reckless driving, and running red lights.

Each day almost 30 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes. If you are out drinking plan your way home by designating a driver or using a ride sharing service.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.