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Truck Driver Arrested On Interstate 30 On A Reckless Driving Charge

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A truck driver was arrested on Interstate 30 on a reckless driving charge Thursday afternoon, according to arrest reports.

Cumby Police Officer Justin Talley was alerted a westbound 18-wheeler had been reported to county dispatchers for reckless driving, specifically driving with three blown tires that were emitting sparks as it continued on Interstate 30 toward Cumby. Talley reported seeing the white Freightliner Cascadia just after 11 a.m. June 23, 2022, on I-30 west near mile marker 112. Talley reported seeing the 18-wheeler leave its lane and nearly strike another vehicle, then continued westward, too close to the vehicle in front of it at speeds between 75 and 80 miles per hour with three completely destroyed tires and rims, Talley alleged in arrest reports.

Talley contacted the driver, a 55-year-old from Ravenna, Ohio, at the 108 mile marker and took the man into custody at 11:38 a.m. Thursday on the reckless driving charge. The truck driver was transported to jail on the misdemeanor charge; the truck was towed from the location and impounded. The Ohio man was released from Hopkins County jail Friday, June 24, 2022, on the $1,000 bond set on the charge, according to jail reports.

Cumby Police Department vehicles

KSST does not publish the photos or names of people charged with misdemeanor crimes in staff-generated reports, only those accused of felony offenses.

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.

Author: Faith Huffman

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