Road Rage Lands Man in Jail
April 24, 2023 – On Sunday, Craig Adam Brein was arrested and charged with two counts of endangering a child and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. His charges are the result of an avoidable crash that occurred on Interstate 30.
39 year-old Brein from Northlake, TX was traveling westbound on I-30 with his wife and two children, ages 5 and 8, inside his vehicle. The two vehicle crash, between his minivan and a Dodge pickup pulling a trailer, happened around mile marker 137.
Several State Troopers arrived at the scene to investigate. The driver of the Dodge pickup informed Troopers that the cause of the collision was that Brein had ‘Brake Checked’ him. The sudden application of brakes by Brein, in combination with the wet road surface, had caused his Dodge Pickup to crash into the back of Brein’s Minivan. The victim admitted to Troopers that he had ‘flipped off’ Brein after his Dodge Truck and trailer were blocked by Brein from making a lane change.
When interviewed at the screen, Brein admitted he had blocked the victims truck. He made sure Troopers knew he had been ‘flipped off’ as well. His version of the crash between the vehicles had his vehicle at constant speed and the Dodge Truck and trailer accelerating rapidly and crashing into the back of his vehicle. When asked if he had ‘applied his brakes’ Brein deflected the question, the denied, then admitted he had ‘slightly braked’.
Brein’s minivan had a functional dash camera at the the time of the crash, however the files that would have detailed the events were mysteriously missing from the SD card. The card contained numerous videos, but was only missing the vital ones.
Troopers considered the weight of the vehicles, Brein’s deceptive actions, road conditions, time of day and other factors then decided Brein was the primary aggressor and intentionally stopped in front of the victim’s truck.
Brein was arrested at the scene and transported to Hopkins County Jail without incident.
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The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. You can reach them for non-emergency matters at (903) 438-4040.