Semi-truck driver allegedly tests over three times the legal limit following crash

Photo courtesy La Porte County Jail

LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. – A semi-truck blocking traffic in a construction zone led to the arrest of the truck’s alleged drunk driver early Friday morning.

Indiana State Police say troopers were sent to check out a single vehicle crash involving a semi blocking traffic in the westbound lanes of a construction zone.

The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. when the semi hit a guardrail.

According to ISP, the trooper suspected the driver of the truck, 42-year-old Dominik Bielawski-Siwiec, was drunk while behind the wheel.

Once Bielawski-Siwiec was arrested, he allegedly tested three times over the legal limit with a BAC of .25.

Troopers say empty bottles and full alcohol containers were located in the semi.

Bielawski-Siwiec was booked in the La Porte County Jail on preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated and operating while intoxicated with endangerment.

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