Cops: Postal Carrier Arrested for Drunken Driving After Crashing Mail Truck Into Stop Sign

Mail carrier arrested for drunken driving had alcohol-blood content of .297, police said.

A U.S. postal carrier was arrested for driving under the influence after she crashed her mail truck into a stop sign, police said. 

Minnetonka, Minnesota, police say they received a call about a Post Office truck being driven erratically. The caller said the vehicle had barely avoided striking a car.

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Officers found the mail truck crashed into a stop sign, police said. Mary Elizabeth Sweet, who has been a mail carrier for two years, failed field sobriety tests and had a blood-alcohol level of .297, police said.

Sweet has been removed from her route and has been on a "non-duty status" pending an investigation of the incident, a Post Office spokesperson told Friday.

“The allegations made against a Postal Service employee are very concerning. These actions - if true - are not consistent with and don’t represent the values of the Postal Service organization and will not be tolerated," read a statement from the government service.

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Sweet spent last weekend in jail, and was released Monday, police said. She has not commented publicly on her arrest. A reporter from CBS affiliate WCCO-TV went to her house this week, but no answered the door.

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