Trucker Calls Police To Report Hearing Voices In The Walls Of Semi, Then Arrested
Racine County, Wisconsin – A truck driver is in jail for his fourth arrest on charges of operating while intoxicated and operating with a restricted controlled substance.
Racine County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene of a semi-truck driver parked along the northbound Highway G exit ramp of Interstate 94 on Friday morning at approximately 8:09 a.m.
The driver, 55-year-old Shayne S. Dewitt of Neenah, reported hearing voices in the walls of his semi-trailer, according to authorities.
Deputies arrived and spoke with Dewitt. They initially thought he may be experiencing a mental health crisis.
However, when authorities searched the interior of the semi, they found Dewitt had open intoxicants, drugs, and paraphernalia in the vehicle.
After conducting a field sobriety test, deputies determined Dewitt’s ability to safely operate the vehicle was impaired.
Dewitt was arrested and taken to the Racine County Jail for felony OWI, felony operating with a restricted controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and open intoxicants.
Authorities said both the OWI and operating with a restricted controlled substance charges were his fourth offenses.
Dewitt was also charged with three counts of bail jumping as he is out on bond for retail theft out of Outagamie County.
According to a DOT representative, Dewitt still had a valid commercial drivers license at the time of his arrest.