Police: Semi driver’s blood alcohol content registered .218

Lyall Hanson of Sterling Heights, Michigan faces multiple charges

PERU, Ind. (WANE)  A 911 call Tuesday morning led to the arrest of a semi driver who was found  by police slumped over over the steering while parked near US 31 in Miami County, Indiana.  The caller told dispatchers the police the driver appeared to be slumped over the wheel while he was driving south on US 31.

A short time later an Indiana State Police trooper and an officer with the Miami County Sheriff’s Department found the truck pulled over.  The officers first thought the driver might be suffering from a medical condition, however they quickly found evidence to prove otherwise as there were “open alcohol containers” in the truck according to a news release from Indiana State Police.

The driver, Lyall Hanson, 61, of Sterling Heights, Michigan, had a blood alcohol content of .218, well over the .08 level by which motorists are considered intoxicated.

Hanson was cited for operating a commercial vehicle after having consumed alcohol and for having alcohol in the truck’s cab.

He was hauling general freight for Premier Transportation based in Evansville.

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