Truck Driver Didn't Want to Work, Ran Cars Off Road: Cops

Danny Gonzalez says he just 'snapped'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2016 2:40 PM CST
Danny Gonzalez   (Bullitt County Detention Center)

(Newser) – We all have days we don't want to work, but not all of us react the way Danny L. Gonzalez allegedly did in Kentucky Friday. Police were called with reports of a timber-hauling semi-truck driving recklessly on Interstate 65 and even running cars off the road around 6:30am, WAVE reports. They arrived to find Gonzalez and his truck in a field parallel to the roadway, stuck. Police say that after he hit a truck that crashed into the roadway's cable barrier, he exited the interstate and ran a Cadillac off the road before intentionally ramming it, then ran over a number of street signs and a stop sign before entering the field and becoming stuck.

"A Bullitt County Deputy pulled up and ordered Gonzalez out of the truck," per a news release provided to WDRB. "He initially did not comply. Eventually, the Deputy was able to take him into custody. Gonzalez stated he just 'snapped' and was tired of people messing with truck drivers. He also made statements that he was told he had to continue to work and he did not want to." The Texas man was arrested on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief, and leaving the scene of an accident. A puppy was found inside his semi, and an animal cruelty case has also been opened related to that.

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