Composite screenshot of WTNH-TV video (Featured: Shaky Steevenson Joseph, accused)
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A semi-truck leaking human feces has been blamed for a series of crashes that occurred along a Connecticut highway earlier this week.
At around 10:30 p.m. on Monday, police received reports of a tractor-trailer leaking an "unknown substance," later determined to be human waste, on northbound I-95 near Bridgeport. The feces created slick conditions and caused several vehicles to spin out and crash into concrete barriers. Troopers with the Connecticut State Police then stopped to assist some of those drivers when another commercial truck slid into one cruiser, which then slammed into yet another parked cruiser. Luckily, both cop cars were vacant at the time.
A motorcyclist was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for minor injuries after he spun out on account of the slippery roadway. There were no other injuries reported from the crashes, which involved a total of 10 vehicles. The area of highway where the crashes occurred had to be closed for three hours while police and other first responders assisted those affected and cleared the scene.
Poop spills from semi truck causing multiple crashes in Bridgeportwww.youtube.com
Police identified the semi suspected of leaking the hazardous waste and called the business name emblazoned along its side: H.I. Stone & Son. The company then contacted the driver of the truck, later identified as 34-year-old Shaky Steevenson Joseph of Waterbury, Connecticut. Investigators believe that Joseph knew his tractor-trailer was releasing feces onto the pavement but continued driving anyway. He had reportedly exited the highway and pulled over to wait for police along Route 8.
Joseph has been charged with a dozen counts, including first-degree reckless endangerment, one count of reckless driving, and one count of operating a vehicle without the proper load cover. He was then released after paying surety on a $25,000 bond. WTIC reported that Joseph is scheduled to appear sometime at Bridgeport Superior Court, but the outlet did not give a specific date for that appearance.
Waterbury driver charged after human waste spills onto Interstate 95, causes troopers to crashwww.wtnh.com
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Cortney Weil is a senior editor for Blaze News.