Driver cited for refusal to wear a mask, chucking license at official

A truck driver was cited last week after refusing to wear a mask and becoming ‘disorderly’ with an official. 

The incident happened on Monday afternoon, August 31st at the San Jon Port of Entry in New Mexico.

According to the Quay County Sun, 46-year-old truck driver, Christian Lee May, declined to wear a face covering while interacting with port personnel. May then reportedly became ‘disorderly’ and continued refusing a mask before throwing his driver’s license at a port inspector. 

May was cited for violating the state’s public health act but did not sign the citation. He has since been issued a criminal summons to appear in court on September 30th to make a plea on the charge. If May fails to appear, a warrant for his arrest will be issued. 

Any violation of the state’s public health act is a misdemeanor – punishable by a $100 fine and up to six months in jail.