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ISP Reports .27 BAC in Trucker Rollover Crash

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October 21, 2013 — Indiana State Police say a drunk semi driver rolled his truck onto its side today, closing all lanes of I-65 southbound for more than 2 ½ hours.

It says a preliminary investigation by Master Trooper Glen Fifield shows that at approximately 12:30 a.m. a 2014 Volvo semi pulling a box trailer driven by 28-year-old Devon L. House of Casselberry, Florida was south bound on I-65 at the 242 mile marker, two miles north of the Lowell exit in southern Lake County.  The investigation suggests House was in the left lane when he went off the road to the left, overcorrected, lost control of the semi and it rolled it onto the passenger side, hitting an informational sign.

ISP says the truck hit and sprayed newly laid rocks, just off the inner shoulder, across both lanes of southbound I-65, and the semi came to rest across both lanes, blocking southbound traffic.

State Police say, “House was taken to South Lake Methodist Hospital where he tested positive for alcohol (.27% B.A.C.).  House was not injured and taken to Lake County Jail where he was charged with Operating While Intoxicated.”

ISP reports that the semi is owned by A.F. Systems of Bensenville, Illinoism, carrying general freight with no load lost.  It also reports that a female passenger inside the semi was not injured.

 

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