A trucker will spend 9 months in federal prison for repeatedly threatening DOT officers after they doled out fines he thought were unfair.
Ronald Mockelman pled guilty to making statements like, “Every last one of you is dead” and “it’s war.” He also allegedly vowed to buy a gun.
The incident that set him off occurred on January 10, 2015, when he received notice of a $3,680 fine because his trucking company did not have a drug testing program in place — even though Mockelman himself is the only employee.
After leaving the threatening phone messages, Mockelman did call back to apologize. He has also taken an anger management course and sent in a formal written apology.
Mockelman has already served 90 days behind bars for a similar incident in 2011.
The Journal Star