An intoxicated truck driver was arrested by Vian Police last week after it was discovered he was driving under the influence of alcohol.
Vian Police Chief Mark Harkins said the incident happened when officers Duncan and Turner reportedly encountered a semi hung up on one of Vian’s town streets.
“During their investigation, the driver was found to be under the influence of an intoxicating beverage. The driver was taken into custody and transported for a breath test, which he refused,” Harkins said.
During the inventory of the contents of the semi, police found the driver had two full bottles, and one empty bottle of liquor.
Harkins said under Oklahoma statute, a breath alcohol content of .04 is considered as DUI or driving under the influence, in a commercial vehicle.
“With the totality of the circumstances: field sobriety test results, admission to drinking alcoholic beverages, and possession of open alcoholic beverage in the semi, the driver was subsequently charged with DUI, possession of open container of liquor, and possession of liquor in a commercial vehicle within reach of the driver,” he said.
“Great job on both officers’ parts for recognizing the signs and smells, and keeping our children, citizens, and town a safe place to live,” he said.