Jet Fuel Tanker Pleads Guilty to DUI
On Friday, the former driver of a jet fuel tanker pled guilty to a misdemeanor DUI charge. According to NBC San Diego Channel Seven News, the driver was seen drunken and stumbling on the job in a surveillance video at the San Diego International Airport. The incident and arrest happened on April 16 at the airport. During the investigation, police officers found two empty beer cans in the tanker and obtained surveillance video of the driver stumbling and falling down drunk.
The tanker driver, 56-year-old James Stewart, admitted to drunk driving the 10,000 gallon jet fuel tanker. Upon his arrest, he was found to have a blood alcohol content of nearly three times the legal limit. ASIG, the fuel company that hired Stewart, said he is no longer with the company.