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