Snow plow driver arrested on DUI charge in West Virginia


Thomas Henderson, a WVDOH snow plow driver, was arrested on Wednesday a DUI charge while operating his plow in McDowell County.

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WEST VIRGINIA — A snow plow driver is facing a DUI charge after deputies say he was driving the snow plow while drunk Wednesday night.

According to WOWK-TV, a deputy pulled over the snow plow at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in McDowell County because a headlight was out.

The deputy said when he spoke with the West Virginia Department of Highways driver, Thomas Keith Henderson, he could smell alcohol on Henderson’s breath.

Henderson then was given a field sobriety test, which deputies said he failed.

Henderson, 56, of Elkhorn was arrested and charged with DUI and defective equipment.

At the police department, Henderson was given a breathalyzer test which registered his Blood Alcohol Content at .09.

Deputies said that the legal limit for CDL operators is .04. That is half the legal limit for a standard drivers license, which is .08.

He was released on Thursday on a $500 bond.

Source: WOWK-TV

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