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Oil Tanker Driver Charged with DUI After Crashing into Ditch in Worcester County

Posted: Dec 12, 2017 8:53 PM Updated:

NEWARK, Md.- Maryland State Police say the driver of an oil tanker was charged with a DUI after the truck got stuck in a ditch on southbound Route 113 on Tuesday. 

Police said that just before 6 p.m., 55-year-old Joseph Sweeney, of New Jersey, was driving northbound on Route 113 when he crossed the median and struck the ditch on the southbound side of the roadway at Newark Road.

Police said field tests confirmed that Sweeney was under the influence of alcohol. They said he submitted to a breath test that resulted in a BAC of .18. 

Sweeney was charged with DUI, as well as other traffic-related charges. There were no injuries reported.

The incident closed both north- and southbound lanes on Route 113 while police investigated and cleared the accident. 

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