Police Find Drunk Driver Passed Out In Forklift


A Wisconsin man has been charged with DUI after he drove his pickup truck into a ditch and then passed out while after removing it with a forklift, authorities say.

Clinton resident Vernon Schmuck Jr., 62, was taken into custody Monday after responding deputies found him passed out behind the controls of a forklift, which was next to the ditch he'd driven his truck into, according to the Rock County Sheriff's Office. Apparently, he'd successfully extracted his pickup from the ditch before losing consciousness, deputies say.

The incident marks Schmuck's fifth DUI arrest, sheriff's officials say. It's unclear where he got the forklift.


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