FRENCHTOWN TWP., Mich. (WXYZ) - Michigan State Police arrested a semi driver who they say was "super-drunk."
Investigators say he's Arthur Timofeyer of Dearborn.
Monroe County dispatch broadcast a report of a driver smelling like alcohol at the TA Travel Center on North Dixie Highway near I-75 in Frenchtown Township Thursday evening.
Officers responded and located the driver putting gas in his semi-truck at the truck stop.
The 42 year-old was reportedly preparing for a cross-country trip to California.
Police say an alert employee at that truck stop called 911.
"I have a semi driver who appears drunk and he’s out here fueling. I don’t want him on the road with people," said the caller.
The driver was arrested by officers from the Motor Carrier Division of the Michigan State Police. He was taken to the Monroe County Jail where a breath test revealed he had a blood-alcohol level of .23%. That's 6 times the legal limit for a truck driver.
"The driver was slurring his speech. He was wobbling a little bit back and forth," says Danielle Bucci with Michigan State Police.
The man's semi was impounded and he is facing a charge of operating with a high blood alcohol content. Police say that's a 6 month misdemeanor.
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