Eri Pleitez, 43, charged with drunk driving after semi hauling 19 tons of cheese rolls on Interstate 93 in Quincy, Massachusetts
The driver of a tractor-trailer hauling cheese that rolled onto its side just outside Boston, blocking a major interstate, has pleaded not guilty to drunken driving charges.
Eri Pleitez was held on $2,500 bail at his arraignment Thursday, just hours after the truck crashed on an Interstate 93 exit ramp in Milton at about 1 a.m., damaging guard rails, and taking down power lines.
Prosecutors say the 43-year-old Lynn man drank six beers hours before the crash and had a blood alcohol content of .11, above the .08 that is the state’s legal limit to drive.
He wasn’t injured.