Dump Truck Driver Charged in Lincoln Tunnel Spill

The helix has been reopened but drivers can expect delays of at least 90 minutes

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013  |  Updated 8:30 PM EDT
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Dump Truck Driver Charged in Lincoln Tunnel Spill

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The driver of a dump truck that spilled rocks and debris outside the Lincoln Tunnel, briefly shutting down New Jersey-bound traffic, has been charged with various traffic summonses.

 

A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police said Wednesday that Lavio Aguirre was charged with 13 summonses, including delaying traffic, dropping injurious substances on the highway and careless driving.

It was not clear whether the 57-year-old had an attorney.

New Jersey-bound traffic in the Lincoln Tunnel was closed for about an hour Wednesday afternoon as authorities cleared rocks and debris that spilled after the dump truck malfunctioned.

The truck was traveling from Pleasant Avenue to the turnpike when it malfunctioned, spilling debris on the helix.

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