Rostock (dpa / mv) - According to the police, he could "barely stand and kept falling": A truck driver with 3.81 per mille was pulled out of traffic on Autobahn 20 near Rostock.
The truck was traveling noticeably slowly in the direction of Lübeck and kept coming off the right lane, the police said on Friday.
Motorists would have noticed this and alerted the emergency services.
At the level of a parking lot, the truck drove off the motorway and came to a stop.
The police checked the driver there - and noticed a strong smell of alcohol, as it was said.
The man could hardly stand.
A breath alcohol test showed 3.81 per mille.
More than three per thousand can generally be fatal.
Keys and driver's license were taken from the man.
He came into custody.
He faces a lawsuit for drunk driving.
The shipping company has been informed.
She wants to send a new driver.
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