Driver charged with DWI after tractor trailer overturns on I-95 near Smithfield

Posted March 24, 2021 9:36 a.m. EDT
Updated March 24, 2021 11:12 a.m. EDT

— A tractor trailer driver was charged with DWI after his truck overturned along Interstate 95 in Johnston County on Wednesday.

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the truck, which was traveling in the northbound lanes, ran off the road and overturned in a water-filled ditch near mile marker 93 in Smithfield.

The truck was loaded with cargo and crews worked for hours to clean up the mess, officials said.

The northbound lanes were open, but onlooker traffic created heavy delays in the area between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

The driver was not injured, according to officials.

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