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AB Waste and Removal Employee Arrested for Driving Garbage Truck While Intoxicated

The 51-year-old, part-time laborer was found asleep at the wheel.

Wayne Jones, a part-time employee of AB Waste and Removal in Queensbury, N.Y., was found asleep at the wheel of a garbage truck while smoke poured from the hood on Tuesday.

Jones was found by deputies of the Warren County Sheriff's Office, and his blood-alcohol level was allegedly three times above the legal limit. Joe Austin, the owner of AB Waste, says that Jones wasn't a driver for his company and didn't have a license to drive a garbage truck. 

Jones pled not guilty to his charges in Queensbury Town Court on Tuesday morning, and he is currently in Warren County Jail with bail set at $5,000.

Spectrum News has more information:

A Queensbury man was found asleep at the wheel by deputies while smoked poured from the garbage truck he was in. Wayne Jones' blood-alcohol content then allegedly tested three times above the legal limit.

A 911 call about a possible garbage truck fire brought deputies to Pinewood Road shortly after midnight Tuesday.

Read the full story here.

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