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Driver with gas hose dangling from truck arrested

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[February 25, 2010]  SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Police arrested a South Bend man for drunken driving after other motorists reported their vehicles were struck by a hose from a gasoline pump dangling from the fuel tank of the man's truck.

St. Joseph County Police say the 46-year-old man failed several sobriety tests after he was stopped Monday night on state Route 2 just west of South Bend. He was taken to the county jail, where his blood-alcohol level tested 0.13, higher than Indiana's legal limit of 0.08.

An employee at a Speedway station said the man had purchased gas at the store with a credit card, then drove off with the hose still attached to the truck. Police returned the hose and nozzle to the gas station, but had no estimate of damage to the pump.


Information from: South Bend Tribune,

[Associated Press]

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