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Body camera video captures moments after violent crash by drunk driver in Mount Pleasant

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Body cam picture from Mount Pleasant crash

MOUNT PLEASANT -- A minivan mangled, a driver partially ejected, and police jumping into action. For the first time, we are seeing the moments after a violent crash in Mount Pleasant last month.

The Kenosha driver told police he had been drinking vodka the night he drove into a construction zone and crashed into an excavator. It nearly killed him.

Audio from body camera: You just don't move, stay where you are and we will do all the work for you.

Body cam picture from Mount Pleasant crash

Officers calmly rendered aid just before midnight on Sunday, Nov. 24 -- showing concern after the suspected drunk driver was partially ejected from the minivan he was driving. The front end of the vehicle was nearly obliterated by construction equipment. A body-worn camera showed one Mount Pleasant officer grabbing a tourniquet.

Body cam picture from Mount Pleasant crash

Body cam picture from Mount Pleasant crash

Police say the man barreled into a construction zone near Braun and Frontage Road in Mount Pleasant. The driver admitted to drinking at least "half a pint of vodka" at a friend's house before he got behind the wheel.

Despite the damage, those who responded to this scene are happy things were not worse.

Audio from body camera: I don't know how this dude is still alive. Really really bad front in damage to his car.

Police say the 45-year-old driver was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Court records show he has not been charged. Police say the man's driver's license was not valid -- meaning he should not have been behind the wheel.

Body cam picture from Mount Pleasant crash

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