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A Macon man was charged with DUI after his car was struck by a train in Bolingbroke on Saturday, Nov. 20.

Tony Andrew Baughman, 64, of Macon, was charged with DUI-drugs after the back end of his 2001 Cadillac Seville was struck by a Norfolk Southern train in front of the Country Oaks store in Bolingbroke around 1:35 p.m.

Here’s what happened according to the sheriff’s report: Monroe County deputy Dustin Ramsey went to the scene after the accident and Ramsey noticed that Baughman’s eyes were bloodshot and he had pinpoint pupils and was swaying. 

Ramsey asked if he did any drugs and he responded, “I smoke a little weed now and then.”

Asked if ever took Lortab, he responded, “every now and then when someone gives me one.” Asked the last time he took a Lortab, he said he took half of one last night.

Baughman also seemed confused about where he was coming from and where he was going, mentioning the post office, the Exxon, Sanders Road and the Pope’s Ferry boat ramp on the Ocmulgee River as possible points on his trip.

Finally, Baughman asked if Ramsey was going to search him. When he said yes, Baughman said he would find marijuana and meth in his pocket. Ramsey searched his pocked and found plastic bags of meth and marijuana. Baughman was taken to Monroe County Jail. Along with DUI, he is also expected to be charged with possession of meth, possession of marijuana and possession of drug-related objects.

The incident happened two weeks after three people were killed by a train in Forsyth. Meanwhile last Wednesday a Florida man was charged with DUI last Tuesday, Nov. 16 after driving into the ditch next to the same train tracks off Hwy. 41 in Smarr next to New Providence Baptist Church.