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Trucker wanted for sex-offenses caught after two-vehicle wreck


A truck driver wanted in Ohio for failure to register as a sex offended has been arrested after his involvement in a two-vehicle wreck. 

The accident happened on Saturday, July 18th in Conemaugh Township, Ohio. .

According to the Tribune-Democrat, 56-year-old trucker, Byron Parker Rutledge, was heading north on Route 219 near a construction zone just before the McNally Bridge when a pickup truck smashed into the back of his semi truck. 

Although no one was seriously injured, the two 17-year-old-boys inside of the pickup were transported to a nearby hospital as a precaution and later released to their parents. Alcohol may have been a factor in the wreck, township police Chief Vincent Zangaglia said.

Although Rutledge was not at fault in the accident, when police realized that Rutledge was already wanted for his failure to register as a sex-offender from a previous case in Ohio, they placed him under arrest. 

Rutledge is being held at Somerset County Jail and will be extradited back to Ohio. Rutledge was reportedly convicted of voyeurism with sexual motivation, a Tier 1 sex offense, in 2014.


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