Trucker Gets Jail Time for Threatening Safety Inspector

October 23, 2015

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A truck driver who threatened a federal safety inspector was sentenced on Oct. 13 in U.S. District Court, Lincoln, Neb., to 9 months of incarceration as well as 40 hours community service and 12 months of supervised release for threatening a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration safety inspector.

 According to the Dept. of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General, on Jan. 10 of this year, commercial truck driver Ronald Mockelman made threatening telephone calls to FMCSA's Nebraska Division offices.

“The telephone calls threatened bodily injury in retaliation for FMCSA issuing a fine to Mockelman for failing to adhere to motor carrier safety regulations,” DOT stated. “On the same day, Mockelman allegedly made several threatening telephone calls to the FMCSA Midwestern Service Center in Illinois.” 


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