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Snow plow driver arrested on DUI charge in McDowell County

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Thomas Henderson, a WVDOH snow plow driver, was arrested on Wednesday a DUI charge while operating his plow in McDowell County Thomas Henderson, a WVDOH snow plow driver, was arrested on Wednesday a DUI charge while operating his plow in McDowell County
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McDowell County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a snow plow driver on Wednesday night on charges of drunken driving.

A deputy pulled over the West Virginia Division of Highways snow plow at 11:30 p.m. Jan. 29. The plow was on Route 6 at the top of Burke Mountain near Keystone at the time. According to the criminal complaint, the truck had a headlight that was not working. The deputy said when he spoke with the driver, Thomas Keith Henderson, he could smell alcohol on Henderson's breath. Henderson then was given a field sobriety test, which deputies said he failed.

Henderson, 56, of Elkhorn was arrested and charged with DUI (CDL) and Defective Equipment.  At the Welch Police Department, Henderson was given a breathalyzer test which registered his Blood Alcohol Content at .090. Deputies said that the legal limit for CDL operators is .04.  That is half the legal limit for a standard drivers license, which is .08. 

Henderson was taken to the McDowell County holding unit. He was arraigned Thursday, Jan. 30.  He was released on a $500 bond.