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Team Drivers Squabble Lands Them in Jail


According to the Palladium-Item, two drivers were arrested after the two got into a fight and one of the drivers was cut with a small knife.

The incident occurred Wednesday at the Petro truck stop on U.S. 40 in New Paris, Ohio.

When Preble County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at the truck stop, they found the drivers in an argument over driving, the Palladium-Item reported.

“They were a team, driving for CRST out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and they stopped at the Petro because they had some mechanical issues,” Sheriff Mike Simpson told the Palladium-Item. “At that point, the senior driver did not want the junior driver to drive because he felt he was too tired. An altercation ensued in the parking lot and eventually ended up inside.”

The sheriff said that one driver was armed with a small knife and the other driver had a P-38 military can opener.

One of the drivers suffered a minor wound.

Both of the drivers were arrested and charged with misdemeanor counts.  One was charged with aggravated menacing and the other was charged with assault.

One driver was able to post bail, while the other remained in custody.

Drivers, any tips for team drivers?

Source: Palladium-Item


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