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BRPD: Truck driver tested twice legal limit for alcohol

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Posted: Aug 13, 2012 11:01 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Aug 13, 2012 11:01 AM
Source: Baton Rouge Police Department

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Topics: baton rouge, police, truck, wreck, alcohol, dwi, test, arrest, interstate

BATON ROUGE - Police arrested the driver of an 18-wheeler involved in a dramatic wreck this weekend in Baton Rouge after they said he tested nearly twice the legal limit for alcohol content.

Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said King McClanahan, 52, of Los Angeles failed a field sobriety test after the wreck Sunday night, and his blood test revealed he had a 0.158 blood alcohol content. The legal limit in Louisiana is 0.08.

Investigators said McClanahan crashed at the I-10 / I-110 split just before 11 p.m. Sunday. When they arrived on the scene, they found the cab of his truck hanging over the retaining wall of the interstate. Stubbs said according to evidence on the scene McClanahan lost control of his truck and hit the retaining wall several times before coming to a stop.

The wreck caused the interstate to be shut down for some time as the big rig was removed.

Police booked McClanahan into the parish jail in suspicion of first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.

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