Trucker, Too Drunk To Drive, Tells Boss He's Being Held Hostage, Police Say

drunk truck driver says he was taken hostage
drunk truck driver says he was taken hostage

Two days ago, Thomas James Conner and a friend allegedly got so drunk that neither couldn't drive. So instead of calling in sick, as perhaps others would do, Conner, a Washington state trucker, came up with a whopper of a story: He told his bosses that he and his truckload of berries had been taken hostage.

According to police, the 33-year-old commercial truck driver was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants, unlawful possession of an open container and filing a false police report and jailed, OregonLive.com reports.