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Driver arrested after semi found blocking traffic

IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- A truck driver from Virginia was arrested after his truck was found blocking traffic on Heinz Road in Iowa City.

Officers were called to the intersection of Heinz Road and Scott Boulevard at around 1:30 Wednesday morning after drivers had complained the truck was blocking traffic.

Officers found the driver, Vitaliy Mitityuk, 26, passed out in the sleeper.  Officers say the truck was running at the time.

Officers say they had to shout at him numerous time to wake him up.

The driver admitted that he had been drinking beer "last night".

Police say he had a blood alcohol level of .113.

Mitityuk is charged with Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.


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