UPS driver arrested on DUI charge while making deliveries

A UPS driver from Kentucky was arrested and charged with DUI after police said he was intoxicated while delivering packages, WAVE reported.

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Matthew Caskey, 34, of Louisville, had a blood alcohol content of .316, the television station reported, citing an arrest citation. The legal limit in Kentucky is .08.

A staff member at Middletown Elementary School in Louisville called police, saying that UPS driver delivering packages to the school Monday afternoon smelled of alcohol, WAVE reported. By the time police arrived, the driver had left, the television station reported.

However, police spotted a UPS truck speeding and swerving across the center line of the highway, WAVE reported. Caskey, who was driving the truck, initially denied making a delivery to the school, the television station reported. However, a passenger in the truck confirmed that a delivery had been made there.

According to the arrest citation, Caskey admitted to drinking a half pint of whiskey and police found a small bottle of whiskey in his vest pocket, WAVE reported.

Police called UPS, and a supervisor provided another driver to finish the route, the television station reported..

In a statement obtained by WAVE, UPS acknowledged the incident.

“We are aware that a driver was charged Nov. 12 with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, the statement said. “Safety is a core value at UPS and our drivers are trained to be among the safest on the road. We are working with authorities to investigate the situation. The driver has been removed from service pending resolution of the investigation.”

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