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Truck driver facing charges for allegedly interfering with emergency response to his own burning rig

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A truck driver is facing multiple charges after allegedly impeding emergency response to his own burning tractor trailer. 

The fire happened on September 28th on Interstate 78 in Lower Saucon Township, Pennsylvania. 

According to the police report issued by the Pennsylvania State Police, 63-year old John Richard White was traveling along I-78 near mile marker 70.2 when his rig caught fire. He then parked the rig on the highway’s right shoulder “which caused all travel lanes to be blocked for responding units.”

White was unhurt but apparently “refused to cooperate with the instructions that were provided at the scene.”

Traffic was backed up for approximately two hours as a result of the incident, but no one was hurt in the fire and subsequent traffic, reported Lehigh Valley Live.

White has since been charged with disorderly conduct, unlawful activities, prohibitions in specific places, and resisting arrest. No further information on the incident has been released.

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