KEYSTONE, W.Va. – A snowplow driver for the state Division of Highways was arrested on the job late Wednesday night on a drunken driving charge.
A McDowell County sheriff’s deputy noticed a light was out on the snow plow being driven by Thomas Keith Henderson of Elkhorn. He pulled Henderson over and later charged him with DUI.
Henderson, 56, was driving the snowplow on Burke Mountain near Keystone at about 11:30 p.m.
DOH spokesman Brent Walker said he couldn’t talk much about the situation.
“We’re just waiting to see how that comes out,” Walker said. “It’s a personnel issue, we’re still investigating it. It’s a legal issue and it’s just something we’re going to let play out.”
Henderson has worked in the DOH’s maintenance division for six years. He was free Thursday afternoon on $500 bond.
The legal blood alcohol limit for a Commercial Driver’s License is .04. It’s .08 for a regular license.