- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Police say an eastern Pennsylvania trucker told officers he may have drunk 9 to 12 beers hours before driving around with his tractor-trailer’s landing gear down and sparking.

Police charged 54-year-old Daniel Pfefferle with driving under the influence after seeing the sparks on Route 512 in Hanover Township.

The Express-Times in Easton reports Monday (https://bit.ly/1tvkVqQ) the Easton man told officers he slept for a few hours between drinking the beers and returning to work. Police say they found two unopened beers in his lunch bag.

Police say Pfefferle’s blood alcohol content was 0.10 at the time of his Nov. 18 arrest. The legal limit in Pennsylvania is 0.08.

The newspaper reports Pfefferle told officers he forgot to retract the landing gear.

Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

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Information from: The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times, https://www.lehighvalleylive.com

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