Police: Truck Driver Was Drunk When His Truck Crashed And Closed Route 79
The driver involved in a fiery crash in Fall River last month was actually drunk, according to police, when the truck he was driving collided into a jersey barrier on Route 79. Massachusetts State Police say the driver, 42-year old Luis Cotto of Taunton, has been charged with drunk driving after his truck slammed into a jersey barrier, and then into a guardrail.
An unconscious Cotto was quickly taken to Charlton Hospital where at first he told police that he was the victim of road rage, and his car was being shot at. After troopers launched an investigation and confronted him with their findings, Cotto quickly took back his statement. According to police, Cotto has a tainted driving record with several violations.