Monday evening Gibson County Central Dispatch received a report of an accident on US 41 at the State Road 68 intersection.
Deputy Jennifer Loesch opened an investigation into the accident.
53-year-old Brian Straub of Lawrenceville, Illinois admitted that he rear-ended a 2015 Freightliner Semi that was pulling a trailer with his blue 2016 Chevy passenger vehicle.
Straub is the former mayor of Lawrenceville.
Straub was transported to the Gibson County Jail where he was charged with Operating a Vehicle with Intoxicated/Refusal and has since posted a $900 bond.