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Semitrailer driver arrested on I-5 in Fife for investigation of DUI, truck was hauling 100,000 pounds of concrete

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on March 14, 2013 at 7:01 pm with 1 Comment »
March 14, 2013 8:49 pm

A semitrailer driver was arrested today for investigation of DUI, after a commuter called 911 about 10 a.m. to report an erratic driver on northbound Interstate 5 at Berkeley Street Southwest, according to the State Patrol.

The man was pulled over shortly after the call on the freeway in Fife, just north of the Port of Tacoma, Trooper Guy Gill said.

Gill said the semi was hauling 100,000 pounds of concrete blocks, and that the driver’s roadside breath test result was more than twice the legal limit, four times the legal limit for commercial drivers, which is .04 percent.

“The truck was literally taking three lanes of I-5,” Gill said. “We’re talking about a semi truck tractor trailer. “The trailer was literally going into three different lanes.”

Washington State Patrol photo
Washington State Patrol photo
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  1. Darcy Jones says:

    Unfortunately very little will come of this, all You have to do is pay attention and You will see all kinds of things going onalloff the time from incidents such as this to inexperienced drivers constantly hitting other trucks in truck stops and rest areas. 38 years on the road and I have never seen such a poor bunch of drivers. I am a proud Canadian trucker with an impeccable record. Some of us still take pride in what we do, it is time to clean up this industry

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