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CHP: Semi driver caught speeding, cutting in and out of traffic arrested on DUI charge

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CHP Monterey

MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. (KION) Monterey-area CHP officers arrested a semi driver whose blood alcohol level was allegedly four times the legal limit.

The CHP said more than ten people called 911 to report the driver, who was allegedly going more than 80 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone while the trailer was fishtailing as he drove on Highway 101 from San Benito County and into Monterey County.

Witnesses said the semi was tailgating other vehicles and cutting in and out of traffic.

CHP officers stopped the driver, and said he had enough alcohol to be four times the legal limit. Commercial drivers can be arrested on DUI charges in California if they have a .04% blood alcohol level or greater.

The CHP said it was a terrifying event that could have led to a major catastrophe and thanked those who called 911.

Crime / Monterey County / San Benito County / Top Stories

Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.

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