A long-haul trucker was arrested for DUI after losing his haul of cheese crackers and toaster pastries during an accident on the Interstate in Maine.
Miles McIntyre is 61-years-old, and he lives in Wildomar, California. He works as a long-haul trucker.
On August 20, McIntyre was driving a tractor-trailer filled with Cheez-Its and Pop-Tarts on I-95 in Augusta, Maine.
Around 8:00 am, McIntyre’s truck reportedly drifted to the side of the road and struck the rock ledge. The vehicle rolled over on its side, and the products fell from the truck into the ditch running alongside the road. Part of the cab extended into the road, causing a traffic jam.
Officers from the Main State Police were dispatched to the site.
When they arrived, the authorities believed the situation would force the closure of the Interstate surrounding the accident site for the rest of the day.
The police investigated the possible causes of the incident. They reported that McIntyre was assessed to be too exhausted to be operating a vehicle. It was additionally asserted that he was under the influence of narcotics.
It was determined that McIntyre should receive medical treatment at a nearby hospital before being booked. He was transported to a facility where they tended to his wounds and assessed his injuries to be minor.
McIntyre was placed under arrest and incarcerated in the Kennebec County Jail. He is facing charges for suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs, driving to endanger, and unlawful possession of methamphetamine.
The authorities were able to keep one of the lanes open for traffic, and McIntyre’s tractor-trailer was removed from the road much faster than what was initially anticipated.
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