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Language barrier blamed for police chase with semi truck 


Troopers are blaming a language barrier for a misunderstanding that led to a police chase between a truck driver and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. 

The incident happened on Monday morning at around 4 a.m. in Preble County, Ohio. 

According to WHIO 7 News, a State Trooper attempted to stop the truck driver on Interstate 70 because his tail lights were out, but the driver refused to pull over. Officers eventually used stop sticks to finally get the semi truck stopped near the State Route 48 exit in Englewood. 

Troopers say that the truck driver was from India and did not realize that he was supposed to stop for officers. Officers say that the driver initially refused to exit the cab of his truck, but troopers were eventually able to get the driver on the phone and explain the situation, and he finally exited the truck. 

The driver has since been cited for a misdemeanor failure to comply and was released from custody. 


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