Driver charged with DUI after semi-truck overturns and catches fire on I-65

The driver of the overturned semi-truck that caught fire Tuesday night on Interstate 65 in downtown Louisville has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Louisville Metro Police say they smelled alcohol on the breath of Brad Vandeventer, 59, of Michigan. Officers also located three unopened 12-ounce silver cans after the semi fire was extinguished, according to an arrest slip.He was driving south on I-65 near Hospital Curve when the truck overturned. The fire burnt the truck down to its frame, according to the police arrest citation. Vandeventer, who “seemed dazed and slow to respond to questions,” had a preliminary breath test reading of .061, police say. A court website shows he had a blood alcohol level of .057. Commercial vehicle drivers are considered under the influence when their breath or blood alcohol level is at .04. Vandeventer holds a Michigan-issued commercial drivers license, according to police, and was “operating in that capacity at the time of the collision.”

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