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Man OK After Being Run Over by Train

By Associated Press

September 9, 2004, 5:08 PM EDT

LE MARS, Iowa -- A man who police say was intoxicated was unhurt after a train drove over him. Shawn M. Polley, 44, of Bowling Green, Ky., was passed out between the rails of the train tracks last week, police said.

The train's engineer hit the emergency break and notified authorities that the northbound train may have hit a pedestrian. Two of the train's engines passed over Polley's body without hitting him, Officer Jay King said.

Authorities woke Polley and removed him from the tracks after the first engine was disconnected.

"He was sleeping, passed out, whatever you want to call it," King said. "He's just a lucky guy."

Polley was arrested for public intoxication and interference with official acts.

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Information from: Daily Sentinel, http://www.lemarssentinel.com

Copyright © 2004, The Associated Press

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