Man Jumped Overpass With Car Wasn’t A Duke Boy, Was Allegedly A Drunk Boy
The guy who jumped the overpass in Dorr apparently had several drinks and a lack of sleep before getting behind the wheel of his car that day.
Except for the snow in the video below, the car jumping the overpass looked like something out of a Dukes of Hazzard TV episode. All you would have needed to make the jump complete was the horn from the car in the show called General Lee.
You and I may have loved watching that video over and over but according to WOOD, the driver of the car Chandler Cockerham had this to say, "I don't find it funny or amusing. Kinda like reliving a nightmare every time I get on the internet."
Cockerham received a broken nose, his head is swollen and he received a deep cut above his eye from the crash and says he feels terrible about the accident. Fortunately for him, no other drivers or passengers were injured in the crash.
Apparently, Cockerham was at a friend's house where he had a couple of mixed drinks, and then a six-pack of beer. He said he took a 4-hour knap and then decided to drive home.
Cockerham claims he no longer felt intoxicated or tired so then he drove home but in an instant fell asleep behind the wheel of his Chevy Impala between the Dorr exit ramp and the southbound lanes of US-131 and that is when the car got airborne.
The Michigan State Police said Cockerham showed multiple signs of intoxication following the crash. The MSP is still awaiting the lab results from his blood alcohol level which will take 1 to 3 months.
The MSP also stated Cockerham should not have been driving in the first place because his license was suspended in March of 2021. He has a prior arrest for driving while intoxicated as well as convictions that include a drug offense, fleeing police, and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.
WOOD reported, "I'm very grateful that no one else (was hurt). I'm (also) very grateful that my children get to still be raised by their father," Cockerham said in a text.
The Michigan State Police say they will seek a variety of charges.