Police: Saucier man responsible for four-vehicle crash charged with DUI

(Photo source: Dottie Lanier)
(Photo source: Dottie Lanier)

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A Saucier man was driving under the influence when he caused a four-vehicle crash on Hwy. 49 Monday morning, police say.

Sgt. Joshua Bromen, with the Gulfport Police Department, said Joel Peresich was driving north when he rear-ended a car, forcing it into the rear of an 18-wheeler just before 10:30 a.m. Peresich's truck then crossed the median and hit another vehicle heading south.

Bromen said several people, including Peresich, were taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Peresich was released on summons to appear in court for DUI and no proof of insurance, according to Bromen.

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