Friday morning, Colordao DOT closed down I-70 eastbound at the E-470 interchange in Denver due to adverse conditions. But one truck driver wasn’t gonna let that stop him because he had places to go!
When first arriving at the gate, this trucker stopped and attempted to open the gate by hand. But when that didn’t work, he thought of a “better” way.
The driver got back in the truck and ran straight through the gate and proceeded east.
However, CSP troopers weren’t far away and stopped him before he got too far.
The truck driver was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor.
Not a smart move there driver!
The State Patrol said “this will get you a little time in jail — an intentional act to open a closed interstate.”
Witnesses on scene told us that the driver failed to physically open the gate by hand so he used his big rig as a battering ram.
— CSP Castle Rock (@CSP_CastleRock) March 24, 2017