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Eri Pleitez, 43, charged with drunk driving after semi hauling 19 tons of cheese rolls on Interstate 93 in Quincy, Massachusetts

Modified Date: 
Thu, 03/16/2017 - 7:49pm
Accident Date: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Creamed cheese: Truck hauling cheese flips over near Boston

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.

People Involved: 
Eri Pleitez
Interstate 93
Quincy, MA
Boston, MA

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