CHICAGO (CBS)–An allegedly intoxicated postal worker crashed his truck into a parked car and a sign in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood on Christmas Eve, according to Chicago police.
Earlis McGee, 55, of Aurora, was arrested at 7:53 p.m. on Dec. 24 and charged with aggravated DUI with a suspended license, police said. McGee was also charged with driving on a suspended license and DUI.
McGee was found in the driver’s seat of a USPS truck in the 3200 block of north Ashland Avenue, according to police. A witness told officers he saw McGee driving erratically and crashing into several garbage cans.
Police officers approached McGee’s mail truck and smelled alcohol. He allegedly failed sobriety tests.
McGee’s next court date is Dec. 31.
The U.S. Postal Service said the incident is under investigation and responded in the following statement: “This type of alleged behavior within the Postal Service is not tolerated and the overwhelming majority of Postal Service employees, which serve the public, are honest, hardworking, and trustworthy individuals who would never consider engaging in any type of criminal behavior.”