Trucker Admits to Police He Filled Water Bottles With Something a Bit Stronger
Dunwoody, GA – A trucker traveling through Georgia was placed out-of-service last week after officers discovered the man had swapped out water for alcohol in Dasani water bottles.
A spokesperson with the Georgia Department of Public Safety (GDPS) told Transportation Nation Network (TNN) the incident took place on Thursday, July 23 on Interstate 285 at Ashford Dunwoody Road.
An officer spotted a semi-truck pulling a trailer belonging to Greeneville, TN-based Forward Air Corporation.
GDPS said the driver was stopped for traveling in a truck restricted lane.
The GDPS spokesperson told TNN the driver smelled of alcohol.
The officer conducted a standardized field sobriety test (SFST) on the trucker.
The driver — who’s identity is not being released by authorities — passed the test.
However, officers located multiple bottles of Dasani water that had been re-filled with alcohol inside the tractor.
GDPS confirmed to TNN the driver admitted to putting Grey Goose Vodka in the water bottles.
He was cited for improper lane and was placed out of service for 24 hours for having alcohol in the cab.
In a “Violation of the Week” post on GDPS’s social media, the department reminded the public that “no alcohol can be in a [commercial motor vehicle], unless it is on the manifest.”