Troopers coordinate with trucking company in recovery of commercial tractor/trailer

(Arlington, Wyo.) – On July 3, 2014, at approximately 2:39 p.m., troopers were notified to be on the lookout for a 2009 Peterbuilt commercial tractor with trailer being driven by 38-year-old Onelio Vega of Hesperia, Calif. It was reported to the Patrol that Mr. Vega was not authorized to be driving the truck and that Mr. Vega was possibly under the influence of an unknown substance.

The initial report started on the eastern edge of Wyoming at Pine Bluffs on Interstate 80 with the truck traveling westbound. Through cooperation with the trucking company’s (Landforce Trucking) global positioning system on the truck updating locations, a diligent state trooper spotted the truck approximately 132 miles west of the original location of the call near Arlington, Wyoming and subsequently took Mr. Vega in to custody without incident.

Mr. Vega was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, driving while under the influence of a controlled substance and log book violations. A representative of Landforce Trucking estimated the value of the recovered truck and trailer to be worth $90,000.
–Provided by Wyoming Highway Patrol

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