BOONE COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) - Boone County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the driver of a semi-truck, after they uncovered loaded guns and beer in his truck shortly after he left the scene of a crash.
Deputies were called to a hit-and-run crash that involved a semi-tractor trailer and Chevrolet pickup truck in a construction zone around 11:15 p.m. Friday.
Authorities say the semi was driving in the slow lane of I-65 and merged into the fast lane, occupied by the pickup. The semi then left the scene and continued southbound in the construction zone.
Deputies were able to locate the semi a mile down the road. During the investigation, they found three loaded hand guns within the driver's reach, all of which were unregistered and had no conceal carry permit.
Deputies also found two cases of beer in the semi. One was located in the cooler, packed with ice.
Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Unit arrived to the scene, where officers found several violations. Police say the driver had been driving for three hours over his federal allotted time.
The driver, 62-year-old Dragisa Cvetic, has been arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of handguns in a vehicle without permit.
The Boone County Prosecutor’s Office is now reviewing the case.
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