Walter Flores, 23, a cargo truck driver of San Estevan, who police said was driving a vehicle while intoxicated, escaped unhurt after the truck overturned between Miles 66 and 67 on the Philip Goldson Highway at about 6:45 Sunday evening.
Flores was arrested and charged for driving a motor vehicle without due care and attention and driving a motor vehicle with alcohol concentration above the prescribed limit. A urine sample was also taken from him for analysis.
Police reported that the black Volvo truck with license plate OW-A-00585 was overturned on the passenger’s side across the street with the right side of the truck damaged, and its windshield was shattered.
According to police, Flores had been travelling from Corozal to Orange Walk, and upon reaching between Miles 66 and 67, he lost control of the truck and as a result, it overturned.
Police who responded reported that when they spoke with Flores on the scene, there was a strong scent of alcohol on his breath.