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Troopers: Driver in noodle truck crash was fatigued

Posted January 22, 2015

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— Driver fatigue contributed to a wreck Wednesday that shut down Interstate 95 in Nash County for hours and left boxes of ramen noodles strewn across the road, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said Thursday.

Troopers said the driver, Albert Larry Scholting, 60, of St. Petersburg, Fla., was charged with reckless driving in the pre-dawn crash near exit 145 north of Rocky Mount.

Scholting was southbound when he drove off the right side of the highway and struck a guardrail about 4 a.m. After the truck hit the guardrail, it struck a bridge overpass and came to rest against the bridge abutment, troopers said.

The impact of the crash ripped open the trailer, and the noodle packages spilled.

Scholting was not injured, but the southbound lanes remained closed until 3:30 p.m. while crews removed the wreckage.
 

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  • LetsBeFair Jan 22, 2015

    it was kind of surprising they interviewed the guy right on the camera. He said he was tired and dozed.

  • John McCray Jan 22, 2015
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    Thanks for the information! Unscrupulous people will always find ways to squeeze the most they can without regards to others.

  • archmaker Jan 22, 2015

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    and in the 1930s there were proposed laws banning radios in cars for the same reasons.

  • archmaker Jan 22, 2015

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    and in the 1930s there were proposed laws banning radios in cars for the same reasons.

  • moomoo Jan 22, 2015

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    Agreed--Many who are fatigued or drunk driving do not realize they are in such a condition (drunk or fatigued) until it is too late.

  • 68_dodge_polara Jan 22, 2015

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    Professional drivers should be and are held to a greater level of accountability but that statement is completely illogical.

  • Obamacare for you and I Jan 22, 2015

    Hans is right.

    Lock him up with the drunk, I-440 speed racer chick.

  • bmac813 Jan 22, 2015

    He lost His Noodles.

  • Naysayer Jan 22, 2015

    I saw Kroger bumped the prices for Ramen Noodles to 2 bucks a pack, now I know why.

  • Simply Hans Jan 22, 2015

    Throw the book at him. He knew he was fatigued. this is no different than driving "under the influence".

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