A semi driver has been charged after a rollover crash along Interstate 24 in Nashville on Thursday.

The wreck happened on the I-24 East off-ramp to Interstate 65 north of downtown just after 1 a.m.

The tractor-trailer was hauling cheese, so crews had to empty the vehicle and transfer its load to another truck and then flip the semi back over.

The driver, Wesley E. Femmer, has been charged with driving under the influence. The Illinois man was released from jail after posting $5,000 bond.

An officer who responded to the crash said he found a cooler of beer in the crash debris.

Femmer, 61, was taken to TriStar Skyline Medical Center for minor injuries and was booked into jail after being released.

According to police, Femmer's BAC level was at .09 percent when he underwent a breath test. According to the affidavit, officers observed "several indicators of impairment."

About 40 to 50 gallons of diesel fuel spilled during the crash, but TDOT officials said it is not a major concern at this time. Crews will come clean the fuel up in a couple days but will not have to shut down a lane in the process.

The driver of a semi-truck that overturned on the ramp from I-24 E to I-65 N early Thurs. is charged with DUI. Wesley Femmer, 61, of Mt. Sterling, IL. is free on $5,000 bond. A cooler of beer was found in the crash debris. A breath test showed his blood alcohol content was .09%. pic.twitter.com/gop4a6mdIQ— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) May 17, 2018

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