Interstate 91 northbound was backed up Wednesday morning near area of exit 18 in Meriden after a tractor-trailer drifted into the median and rolled onto its side.
Part of Interstate 91 northbound was shut down in Meriden this morning after a tractor-trailer carrying produce veered into the median and tipped onto its side, according to police, and the driver has been charged with distracted driving.
Police said Alejandro Maiz Leikin, 54, of Miami, was driving in the far left lane of the highway near exit 18 when the truck drifted into the median and flipped over onto the driver’s side.
No one was injured, but the left and center lanes of I-91 northbound were closed for several hours between exits 18 and 20 while police worked to clear the scene.
Leikin was charged with failure to maintain a lane, left lane restriction violation, failure to wear a seat belt, use of a cell phone while driving and distracted driving.
Police said he was issued a ticket.
The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Consumer Protection were notified after the crash.