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Semi Driver Cuts It Too Close

By: Mollie Lair Email
By: Mollie Lair Email

At around 11 o'clock Friday night, this very big truck wound up going the wrong way on some small downtown streets.

Police say the driver, 70 year-old Claudio Barros, came off the Juliana Street Bridge and turned left onto 3rd Street between the courthouse and public debt.

Then things got a little sticky.

Barros turned left again, going the wrong way up Market Street. He tried to turn in front of the city building, but didn't quite make it.

The semi got stuck on the sidewalk blocking both roads and barely missing the historic clock.

Barros is a driver for Celadon trucking.

He was cited for failure to maintain control and going the wrong way on a one way street.

Officials say damage is minimal.


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