- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 23, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Police say a 30-year-old man accused of shooting at emergency crews after his car crashed into a natural gas line near the Utah-Idaho border has been released from a hospital and booked into jail.

The Herald Journal in Logan reports (https://bit.ly/1IozqKy) that Cade Austin of Preston, Idaho, is facing charges including attempted murder and DUI in the Dec. 15 crash near Lewiston, Utah.

Authorities say Austin started shooting at emergency workers moving toward the car to help after the crash. One of the responders returned fire, injuring Austin.

Authorities say he still refused to get out of his car and continued to drink from a bottle of Crown Royal whiskey until he passed out and was taken to a hospital.

His lawyer Bryan Galloway didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.



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