Police say driver was drunk when he rolled truck loaded with corn

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Police said a driver transporting a grain trailer loaded with corn was driving under the influence of alcohol when the truck overturned.

The crash happened at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2012.

Michael Roth, 48, of Alexis, Illinois, was reportedly driving a tractor-trailer loaded with corn westbound on Illinois Route 94 when he failed to negotiate a curve at Henderson County Road 2650.

Police said the tractor-trailer went off the road and Roth then over-corrected and drove back onto the road.  Then the tractor-trailer overturned, coming to rest on the passenger side.

The load of corn on the trailer spilled onto the roadway and into the ditch.  The wreckage and the dumped corn blocked westbound Route 94. 

Police said they cited Roth for driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal transportation of alcohol and driving too fast for conditions. 

Roth was taken by ambulance to a Monmouth hospital for treatment of minor injuries. 

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