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Harrodsburg's man arrested after inspection of his truck

Date of News Release: 07/14/2011

(Morehead, Ky.) -- On Wednesday July 13, 2011 at 10:00 AM Officer Jason Townsend of the Commercial Enforcement Division observed a Class A Hazardous Material tanker hauling a placarded load of Propane, under the authority of LTJ Transport, traveling east on Interstate 64 at mile marker 107 with the driver not wearing his seat belt. Upon a stop of this vehicle Officer Townsend made contact with the driver who stated he had the shoulder strap under his left arm. Officer Townsend proceeded to perform a roadside safety inspection of the driver and vehicle. During this inspection Officer Townsend discovered that the driver, Charles E. Ballard, 56, of Harrodsburg, KY had an outstanding E-Warrant out of Knott County District Court. Mr. Ballard was taken into custody and his vehicle was escorted to a safe location off the interstate.

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