Semi driver arrested with cooler full of beer, vodka in truck

DEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. - A semi-truck driver was arrested Thursday morning after police said they discovered alcohol on his breath and in his vehicle.

A state police motor carrier inspector said she noticed a semi-truck driver was having trouble parking his vehicle correctly on the scales at the West Harrison Weigh Station on I-74 just before 8 a.m. Thursday.

The officer asked the driver to pull into the back of the weigh station and report to the scale house with his driver's license and paperwork. When the driver returned, he brought neither of the items requested, the officer said. She also detected the odor of alcohol on the driver's breath, the officer said.

Investigation by state police determined the driver appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, and that he had a cooler with beer and vodka inside his truck.

A certified breath test showed the truck driver had a BAC of .09 percent.

The driver was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and violation of federal motor carrier safety regulations.

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