Trucker sentenced to 10 years in prison

Trucker sentenced to 10 years in prison

There are 23 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from May 1, 2007, titled Trucker sentenced to 10 years in prison. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Robert Lee Jackson Jr., the trucker found guilty of perjury in a fatal accident scene on Florida's Turnpike nearly five years ago, was sentenced this morning to 10 years in prison.

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Joan

Denver, CO

#23 May 2, 2007
Jackson's truck/trailer - with many violations on the truck/trailer - for an unknown reason.....raced up the LEFT shoulder of the turnpike (50+ miles perhour) because the traffic was very slow or stopped. Is this what a responsible truckowner or driver does when traffic is slow? His truck/trailer killed two people and 6 badly injured.
Over a period of MANY months Jackson lied about 'who' was driving at the time, mechanical violations etc... He deserved his sentence and then some!!
F W H

Leesburg, FL

#24 May 2, 2007
And don't forget this guy was hiding in an attic in a Georgia house when they were looking to arrest him..... Sound like an innocent man to you??
Chris

United States

#25 May 3, 2007
Jackson should have been found guilty in 2005 because he leased the truck and was responsible for its condition. The fact that it had few working brakes, few tires with any tread on them, and no working windshield wipers should have made him responsible regardless of who was driving. Gardner was driving and should also be prosecuted. Jackson's blatant disregard for the well being of other people on the road and his own drivers deserves more than 10 years.

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