GLEN — A semitrailer driver was drunk last week when he drove his truck into a phone box and guide rail, state police said.
Michael Anderson, 54, of Clinton, North Carolina, faces one count of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, according to a police report. A breath test showed his blood alcohol content to be 0.13 percent after the crash, above the legal limit of 0.08, state police said.
The incident happened just after 7:30 p.m. on March 21 on Route 30A, near Ingersoll Road in Glen.
The semitrailer struck the box and rail after it drifted onto the west shoulder of the road, state police said.
The crash closed 30A for about three hours, until heavy duty tow trucks could remove the vehicle and clean up spilled fuel, state police said. Anderson was ordered held on bail and is due back in court next month.