KEYSTONE, W.Va. -- A West Virginia Department of Transportation worker faces charges of driving a state snowplow while drunk.
The McDowell County Sheriff's Department said Thomas Keith Henderson of Elkhorn was arrested late Wednesday during a traffic stop on Burke Mountain near Keystone.
A criminal complaint says Deputy R.L. Jones stopped the snowplow because the driver's side headlight was out. The deputy smelled alcohol and saw that Jones' eyes were bloodshot and glassy, the complaint states.
The sheriff's department said Henderson's blood alcohol level was 0.09. That's more than twice the 0.04 legal limit for commercial driver's license holders.
DOT spokeswoman Carrie Bly confirmed that Henderson is employed by the department. She said the DOT won't comment because it's an ongoing legal matter.
A telephone listing for Henderson in the Elkhorn area couldn't be found.