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updated: 3/1/2013 6:38 AM

Diabetic Indiana trucker cleared of drunken driving

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Prosecutors have dropped a drunken driving charge against a diabetic trucker who insisted his erratic driving wasn't caused by alcohol but an emergency medical condition.

The Monroe County prosecutor's office dismissed the driving while intoxicated charge during a Thursday hearing at which 48-year-old Timothy Buselt of Bloomington pleaded guilty to reckless driving. The Herald-Times reports Buselt was ordered to pay more than $200 in court courts and public defender fees.

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Buselt was arrested in October 2010 after another motorist reported a semi-trailer weaving along State Road 37.

Buselt maintained his erratic driving was caused by an emergency medical condition caused by untreated hyperglycemia that results in weakness, fruity-scented breath and confusion. He says he'd planned to stop at a truck stop but was arrested before he reached it.

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