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Drunk truck driver changed his pants as vehicle was rolling down street before it crashed

By Mason White 4:36 PM November 6, 2016
Allen R. Johnson Sr. 

By: Chan Yuan
A truck driver was arrested after crashing his vehicle while changing his pants.

Police in Meriden, Connecticut, were called to the crash scene at 9:30 a.m., after receiving a report of a tractor trailer rollover on Interstate 89 in the Town of Williston.

State troopers arrived to the scene with the assistance of the Department of Motor Vehicle and the Williston Fire Department.

While investigating the collision, troopers smelled alcohol on the breath of the driver, who was identified as 62-year-old Allen R. Johnson Sr.

They performed Standard Field Sobriety Exercises (SFSEs), and the driver failed.

Police learned that Johnson was traveling north on the interstate when he stood up from his driver’s seat and was attempting to change his pants in the front cab.

Johnson was standing up vertically between the two front cab seats while he was cruising at 63 miles per hour before the truck crashed and overturned.

Johnson is facing charges for driving under the influence while operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) and negligent operation.

The legal limit for operating a CMV under the influence on a public highway is .04%. Johnson was approximately 5 times that limit, police said.