CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Florida truck driver jailed for days in Pennsylvania because he couldn't pay a portion of the $17,000 fine he got for driving an overweight rig has been released.
Fifty-six-year-old Francisco Amarales-Amarales, of Hialeah, had been jailed since Saturday. Court and Washington County Jail records show he paid $8,500 and was freed Thursday.
Canonsburg police say he was trying to deliver gas drilling pipe on a rural road in neighboring Cecil Township but wound up driving his 40-ton rig onto a borough street with a 10-ton limit.
Police say the whole thing might have been avoided if the trucker had used a better GPS device.
A. J. Logistics Transport Inc., of Concord, North Carolina, didn't return calls for comment.