- Associated Press - Thursday, February 4, 2016

FESTUS, Mo. (AP) - An eastern Missouri man is accused of stealing three trucks and crashing all of them after taking 90 doses of an anti-anxiety drug.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1o9ojMt ) reports that John Cullen of Cuba, Missouri, faces several charges following the thefts that began Sunday night, on his 39th birthday.

A Missouri trooper found a Chevrolet Silverado owned by the Missouri Department of Transportation crashed in Jefferson County. Hours later, the same trooper was sent to the site where a stolen truck crashed along Interstate 55 near Crystal City.

Authorities say Cullen tried unsuccessfully to steal another truck in Festus, then, around 5 a.m. Monday, stole and crashed a Dodge Ram into a car, injuring the other driver.

Police say Cullen was found hiding in a ditch after that accident.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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