Rear ended by a train, Mapleton man now faces DUI charges

(Kiester, MN) – A Mapleton man is facing DUI charges after he was rear ended by a Union Pacific train.

The Faribault County Sheriff’s office say that 35-year-old Phillip Weber of Mapleton was driving eastbound on the Union Pacific railroad tracks at 4 a.m. on May 13 when a train hit the Chevy Cavilier he was driving from behind.

Weber was transported to Mayo Hospital in Albert Lea for evaluation.  He was released into custody of the Faribault County Sheriff and now faces first degree DUI charges.

The accident is still under investigation.

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