Trucker crashed his rig and was too drunk to walk, Laurel County deputies say

jwarren@herald-leader.comDecember 30, 2013 

Avtar Singh of Oak Creek, Wis., is charged with drunken driving after his tractor-trailer left Ky. 80 in Laurel County and became stuck in a ditch, according to the sheriff's office. Deputies had to hold him up to walk to a cruiser, police said.

Officers charged a truck driver with driving under the influence on Sunday after his tractor-trailer ran off Ky. 80 in Laurel County and deputies had to hold him up on the walk to a police car.

Avtar Singh, 28, of Oak Creek, Wis., also was charged with operating a tractor-trailer without efficient brakes, having no insurance, and numerous other traffic violations, the Laurel Sheriff's Department said.

Singh was arrested about 3 p.m. Sunday after deputies were dispatched to a location on Ky. 80 about four miles west of London.

Deputies found the tractor-trailer off the highway and stuck in a ditch, according to the department. Officers smelled alcohol about the driver, the department said.

Deputies had to hold up the driver while leading him to a police car, the sheriff's department said.

The driver had left Indianapolis on Sunday morning bound for a business in London, the department said.

Singh was taken to the Laurel County jail.

Jim Warren: (859) 231-3255.

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