Here are some of the latest trucking-related crimes that have been reported recently.
A Wisconsin-based truck driver was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated battery for using a slingshot to shoot metal ball bearings at passing vehicles as he drove along I-74 near Champaign, Illinois.
As part of his plea deal, Casey will also pay $6,222.15 in restitution to 16 victims, the report states.
A truck driver who allegedly led police on a chase and ran a sheriff’s deputy off the road has reportedly agreed to plead guilty to one count of aggravated assault and a count of obstructing justice, according to a report from Salt Lake City, Utah’s Fox 13.
On Dec. 15, California-based trucker Dustin Cullom was reportedly called in multiple times by motorists for erratic driving near Kimball Junction, Utah. He was pulled over, but then reportedly took off and entered I-80, swerving into oncoming traffic and forcing a deputy into the median.
Four men in Florida were arrested and charged after more than $500,000 worth of tequila was stolen from a truck driver in a cargo theft incident. Tampa’s Fox 13 reports the trucker was heading from Miami to Tampa when his trailer was stolen from the Tampa Truck Stop off of U.S. Highway 301 around 11 p.m. on Dec. 30.
They are accused of detaching and stealing a trailer with 966 cases of Patrón tequila worth $507,105 in retail value.
A repair shop owner in Marietta, Georgia, was arrested for allegedly smuggling 150 pounds of liquid methamphetamine from Mexico and hiding it in the fuel tank of a semi-truck at his business.
A report from Atlanta’s WSB-TV states that police have been watching the business since October, and that they allegedly saw Roquillo Garcia offload the drugs from the truck when it arrived at his business.
The report says the 150 pounds of liquid meth would produce about 600 pounds of crystal meth, which has a street value of approximately $10 million.
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