No Charges Filed on “Hit & Run Trash Truck”October 19th, 2011 by Joe Burgess
When Monticello Police arrived, the investigation led to the discovery that the “hit & run” vehicle was actually a City of Monticello trash truck. Estimates to repair the vehicle came in at around $3,000.
Since a city vehicle was involved, the Drew County Sheriff’s Dept. took over the case.
City truck #116 was identified as the vehicle involved, which was confirmed by paint marks.
It took a couple of days for the city to confirm which of the 2 night crew drivers was driving the truck, but that Eric Lucas later admitted that he had been visiting someone in the apartment complex around 3 am, when the accident may have occurred.
No charges were filed since Lucas claims that he didn’t know he had damaged the Chevy, which sources told DCSO could likely be possible, due to the weights of the vehicles involved.
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