Juvenile Found Riding on Exterior of Commercial Motor Vehicle

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Sgt. Stephen Wheeles
Public Information Officer

December 5, 2017

Juvenile Found Riding on Exterior of Commercial Motor Vehicle

Seymour-Today, at approximately 9:00 am, a seventeen year old Ohio boy was found riding on the exterior catwalk of a commercial motor vehicle on I-65 northbound near Seymour in Jackson County.  The boy, who had been reported as a runaway from Shelby, Ohio, was arrested and transported to Jackson County Juvenile Detention in Brownstown, Indiana.

The incident began when Motor Carrier Inspector Michael Buckley was operating the I-65 scalehouse on I-65, just north of Seymour.  MCI Buckley observed the seventeen year old boy riding on the catwalk of the semi between the cab and the trailer.  MCI Buckley got the driver to stop at the weigh station where he then had troopers to respond to assist.

Initially, the juvenile attempted to hide from the troopers.  He was then taken into custody by Trooper Seth Davidson.  Trp. Davidson was able to identify the seventeen year old juvenile who had previously been reported as a runaway from Shelby, Ohio.  Further investigation determined that the boy may have climbed aboard the commercial motor vehicle somewhere in Kentucky prior to daylight. 

The boy was transported to the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center in Brownstown, Indiana pending his transfer back to Ohio.

The driver of the vehicle was unaware of the boy riding on his truck and will not face any charges.

-30-                                          SGT. STEPHEN WHEELES

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