Erratic gravel truck driver busted

Leader staff

The driver of a gravel truck who was pretty much out of his mind on booze will not be jeopardizing any lives on the highway for a while. Thanks to a call from somebody else on the road, police were able to locate, stop and arrest the driver of the semi-trailer truck hauling gravel on Hwy. 88 on June 19.

“Blood tests revealed a blood-alcohol concentration nearly three-and-a-half times the legal limit,” said RCMP Staff Sgt. John Spaans in a news release.”

Spaans went on to say how dangerous impaired driving is.

“What makes this occurrence especially concerning,” he said, “is the type of vehicle being operated.”

The 46-year-old driver is facing impaired operation charges. He will appear in Slave Lake Provincial Court at an unspecified future date. Chances are good he will lose his license for a signficant period of time, to say nothing of the financial penalty.

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