Oregon Truck Driver: After a truck driver in Oregon spilled red dye across various motorways, deputies are advising drivers whose vehicles may have been affected to contact their auto insurance providers as soon as possible.
Oregon Truck Driver is Suspected of Deliberately Pouring Miles of Dye Across the State Highways
According to a statement that was issued by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in a news release, a tractor-trailer that was transporting a red-colored dye began to leak on several routes throughout the state. Several photographs that were included in the news release that was issued by the deputies show the rear tires of the vehicle covered with red dye as well as lengthy areas of the road that had been stained with color.
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The driver of the vehicle, named Junior Jean, told law enforcement officials that he was transporting a quantity of red dye that is used to color mulch, according to a news release issued by the sheriff’s office. Jean said to the deputies that he had pulled over to investigate the leak after being waved down by another car, but that he had resumed driving despite the leak.
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According to a report from The Oregonian, the driver said to the deputies that the corporation he works for, which was not named, directed him to continue driving to his destination after he alerted them about the leak.
According to the deputies, the driver described the dye as being liquid soluble, which means that it may be removed with water. The sheriff’s office recently issued an updated news release in which it stated that any drivers who have concerns or questions regarding their automobiles should get in touch with their individual insurance providers.
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The number 22-52117 has been assigned to the incident in the police report that was filed by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
Jean was issued a citation for driving recklessly, causing property damage in the third degree, and operating a vehicle with cargo that was sifting or leaking.
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