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Driver of runaway semi truck ticketed after failing to stop at mandatory pull-off


A truck driver is facing multiple citations after failing to stop at a mandatory truck pull-off and  losing control of his truck. 

The incident occurred on Tuesday, September 29th just before noon in Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania. 

According to Times News Online, 56-year-old truck driver, Arben Xhemollari, failed to stop at the mandatory truck pull-off at the top of the mountain before attempting the descent down Route 93 into town. As he descended the mountain, Xhemollari lost control of the rig and pulled into a runaway truck ramp, coming to a stop just before the end of the ramp. 

Police responded to the scene and cited Xhemollari for operating a truck with prohibited trailer on Route 93 South, failing to stop at a posted stop sign, expired New Jersey emissions inspections, and general lighting requirements due to multiple side lights being out on the trailer.

Local police have been cracking down on semi trucks along Route 93 since it was closed to truck traffic several years ago following three truck crashes in three days.


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