Driver Receives 22 Citations For Hauling ‘Hot Load’

Hot Load

Hot Load At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Trooper Ashley Kelly, a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officer, received a call from a Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office concerning a traffic stop the deputies had just made.

According to WLFI, deputies had pulled over the truck for making an illegal U-turn on State Road 38.

Deputies found that the driver was hauling 2,000 pounds of seafood and that the truck’s refrigeration unit wasn’t working.

The truck was taken to the Lafayette Indiana State Patrol post where Kelly inspected the truck and driver, who was identified as 65-year-old Tennessee driver, William S. Sligh.

Kelly found that the temperature inside the truck was in the mid-50s.

Sligh’s entire load of fish was thrown out and Sligh was issued citations for: false registration, insurance violation, making an illegal U-turn and log book violation.

The driver and his truck were placed out of service.  Sligh received 18 other various citations and his truck was impounded.