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Sidney Trucker’s blood alcohol level was allegedly 4 times the legal limit

Maine State Police say the driver of a tractor-trailer they stopped in Sidney was allegedly drunk driving.

It was just after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon when state police received two independent 911 calls from drivers who were concerned about a tractor-trailer driver. They told police the driver was operating the unit erratically, nearly hitting other vehicles as the rig swerved into its lane as it headed north on I-95 in Sydney. This photo, taken by the Trooper’s dashcam, does not show the truck stopped, but as it was being driven on the highway.

Maine State Police

Maine State Police

A soldier attended the scene and was able to locate the truck, which witnessed the erratic driving. The tractor-trailer was stopped and the Trooper made contact with the driver, who is an Ohio resident. The pilot’s name has not been released. Reinforcements from the Maine State Police Utility Vehicle Unit were called and officials conducted a search of the vehicle. During this search, the police found evidence of strong alcohol in the cabin of the truck.

The driver underwent a sobriety test during which it was discovered that his blood alcohol level was allegedly four times the legal limit of 0.04% while driving a commercial vehicle. He was arrested for acting under the influence and taken to Kennebec County Jail and the truck was safely removed from the highway.

No one was injured in the incident.

This case is a good example of Maine law enforcement encouraging residents to report any suspicious behavior they witness. If this driver had been allowed to continue, someone could have been seriously injured. Remember, if you see something, say something.

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