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Eatonton man drives rig into Lake Sinclair

A disgruntled truck driver drove the cab of a tractor-trailer into Lake Oconee to get back at his employer, Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said.

The driver, Ty Nicholas Taylor, 24, of Eatonton, was arrested early this morning and charged with misdemeanor obstruction of an officer, attempting to elude an officer and criminal damage to property in the second degree, which is a felony.

Sills said Taylor was a driver for USA Trucks, a trucking company in Indiana, and was having a pay dispute with the company. He refused to surrender his truck, so the company called the sheriff’s office to get it back, Sills said.

Deputies found Taylor at a McDonald’s near the Lake Oconee area, Sills said. After several attempts by the deputies to get Taylor to leave the vehicle, Sills said Taylor drove away and headed toward the lake. More from

The article said Taylor (no relation) took care not to damage patrol cars as he drove the truck into the lake. He immediately surrendered to deputies. USA Truck has declined comment.


May 5, 2008 - Posted by | BOLO and Crime, trucking | , ,

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