Metro: Intoxicated Man Tumbles Over Train Station Wall

Monday, Dec 30, 2013  |  Updated 10:17 AM EDT
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Another metro rider was seriously injured because of a fall at the L'Enfant Metro Station. News4 was first to show you surveillance video of similar incidents that happened in the last two months. Now Metro wants to get the word out: there is such a thing as too drunk to ride. News4's Darcy Spencer reports.

Another metro rider was seriously injured because of a fall at the L'Enfant Metro Station. News4 was first to show you surveillance video of similar incidents that happened in the last two months. Now Metro wants to get the word out: there is such a thing as too drunk to ride. News4's Darcy Spencer reports.

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Intoxicated Man Tumbles Off Metro Wall

Security video from DC Metro shows the man slump, then fall over a short wall.
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A man fell over a wall at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station early Sunday morning.

Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said the incident occurred at 1:42 a.m. when the man tumbled over a parapet wall in the station. The victim was transported to the hospital with back and head injuries, and released later Sunday.

A parapet wall is the half wall that runs along the platform away from the tracks.

Stessel said after reviewing security footage, it appears the man was highly intoxicated. He said the man appears to pass out while standing and leaning against the wall.

The spokesman said the victim’s injuries were serious and he was in and out of consciousness when he was taken to the hospital. Stessel said the man's blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit to drive.

This is the sixth recent incident of intoxicated people falling in Metro stations with the last two occurring at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station. Metro encourages people to call a cab if they can’t stand; there is a thing as too drunk to ride the trains.

More:
Video Shows Dangers of Riding Drunk on Metro

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