A tractor-trailer driver that caused a temporary rollover Monday night on Route 1 northbound in Revere, Massachusetts, is facing a number of charges including operating under the influence, state police say.
The tractor-trailer, driven by Stuart Byington, 45, of Cumberland, Rhode Island, spilled cargo on the roadway after rolling over around 9:15 p.m.
When troopers arrived at the scene, the truck was taking up both travel lanes and construction debris was strewn across the roadway, state police said.
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Byington, who was standing nearby, appeared to be impaired, police said. After performing a field sobriety test, Byington was taken to Whidden Hospital in Everett for an evaluation.
It was later determined that Byington was under the influence of alcohol, police said. He was then released to state police custody where authorities said he refused a breathalyzer test.
After looking through Byington's truck in order to conduct an inventory to remove it from the roadway, police said troopers found two empty alcohol nips in the vehicle.
Byington was later released on bail. He's scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Chelsea District Court on charges of OUI liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, carrying an unsecured load, marked lanes violation and speeding. It's unclear if he has an attorney.