HAINES CITY, Fla. — A tractor-trailer driver admitted he smoked meth before crashing into a shopping center on May 26, 2022.
Wink News reports that Michael Calvo, 51, of Cape Coral, Florida, was making a delivery in the back area of a Publix shopping center at 617 U.S. Highway 17-92 West when his truck tore the awning off the building and hit an unoccupied pickup truck. Calvo’s tractor-trailer pushed the truck for approximately 200 feet, ending with both vehicles being totaled.
When Haines City police officers asked Calvo if he needed medical assistance, Calvo resisted getting out of the 53-foot rig, saying he thought he was being “pranked” fora TV show.
When law enforcement officers removed Calvo from the truck a few minutes later, and asked what caused the crash, Calvo reportedly responded, “I was smoking my meth pipe.”
“We appreciate Mr. Calvo’s honest response to the officer’s question,” said Haines City Deputy Police Chief Loyd Stewart. “But using meth is illegal and could have cost someone their life.”
Calvo was arrested and faces charges of possession of methamphetamine, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest without violence, and possession of narcotics paraphernalia.
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