VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — An alleged tractor-trailer thief was captured after crashing the truck on Interstate 4 in Volusia County, Florida.
WKMG reports that tractor-trailer was reported stolen from Deltona, Florida. Witnesses near a gas station at 407 Deltona Blvd. said they saw a man in orange and green swim trunks climb into a tractor-trailer before driving off toward I-4.
The man was later identified as Jeremy Gastineau, 42.
The crash was reported while deputies were responding to the area to look for the tractor-trailer; Gastineau was found in the driver’s seat of the tractor-trailer. Officials said he had lost control of the truck, causing him to block two lanes of traffic on the highway and damage the tractor-trailer.
Gastineau was arrested and taken to a local hospital. While in custody, he allegedly admitted to being under the influence of heroin.
Gastineau faces charges of grand theft over $100,000, driving with a suspended license, and resisting arrest without violence.
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