Man accused of driving U.S. Postal Service truck while drunk
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested a man after he was caught driving a U.S. Postal Service truck while intoxicated.
According to an arrest report, it happened March 8, on Preston Hwy., just before 6 p.m.
Police say they received a report of a U.S. Postal Service truck "weaving all over the roadway and not stopping at red lights."
They caught up with the truck and allegedly found 59-year-old Edward C. Willard, a U.S. Postal Service employee, behind the wheel. At the time, police say Willard's truck was in two lanes of traffic, and witnesses were standing near the truck trying to talk to Willard.
Willard was "very incoherent, confused and could not follow directions," according to the arrest report.
He then allegedly tried to drive off after stating everything was okay.
Police say witnesses told them they saw him drinking from a bottle of Mountain Dew. According to the arrest report, officers found water bottles inside the vehicle, but they contained vodka.
Willard was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
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