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Drunken Semi Driver Crashes Truck Following Argument With Wife

Drinking and driving are never a good idea, especially if you’re behind the wheel of a semi truck. In Wayne County, Indiana a tractor- trailer driver had too much to drink, and decided to drive his big rig with a blood alcohol level two times the legal limit. Furthermore, the driver got into a fight with his wife as he was behind the wheel, and thus crashed his semi. The driver was 50-year-old, Sheldon Plant, and after he hit the cable barrier on the highway, he continued to drive only to end up jackknifing his truck.

Plant’s truck came to a rest across the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 with about 700 feet of stretched cable behind it, and tied up traffic for more than two hours Following the semi crash, Plant tried to drive from the scene of the accident without success. Plant and his wife were both intoxicated, and the driver was arrested on preliminary charges:

  • OWI engagement

  • Class A and B misdemeanors

  • Public intoxication

The skilled St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have more than a century of combined experience, understand that your family’s safety is a top priority, and should be represented as such. The firm has a proven track record in successfully handling and settling countless semi truck, and tractor-trailer accident claims, and will fight vehemently to get you the compensation you deserve. Please contact us at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your potential motor vehicle case.

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