Crashed semi driver dangerously drunk: police


STREETSBORO, Ohio (WJW) – The Streetsboro Police Department is investigating a crash involving a semi-driver.

It happened Monday around 1 p.m.

Officers found a semi off the right side of the road at State Route 14 near Market Square Dr.

The semi had crashed into a utility pole.

Police on the scene determined the semi-driver was under the influence of alcohol.

They say he failed several sobriety tests.

According to Streetsboro police, the driver’s breath sample showed him to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .227.

BAC shows how much alcohol is in a person’s bloodstream.

According to Stanford University, .227 is a level past a “gross impairment of motor control,” impairment of motor coordination, and a loss of judgment.

The legal limit for commercial drivers in Ohio is .040 BAC.

The driver suffered minor injuries.

He has not been identified.

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