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BCSO blotter: Fire in recycling truck
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From Bryan County Sheriff’s Office reports: 

Reckless conduct: Deputies and Bryan County Fire and Emergency Services were sent to an Ellabell address around 9 a.m. March 27 “regarding a complaint of a trash truck on fire.”

A deputy in the area to serve a warrant saw the truck smoking and the driver said he’d “collected a recycling load from a residence and then observed smoke and that his load was on fire. Due to fear of damaging the entire rig and avoiding possible injury the driver dumped his load in the street.”

A BCFES chief said that “while fighting the fire he captured images of the gas can in the active burn, and when water was used to extinguish the flames the water carried way either gas or similar volatile fuel that was still burning while running water atop the drain off.”

More information was not available on the initial report, but an investigation was conducted.

Speeding, fleeing, driving on wrong side of road: A deputy on Highway 280 around 2:46 p.m. March 28 clocked a car going 74 mph in the 55 mph zone. He tried to pull the driver over and instead wound up in a chase into Pembroke and then Bulloch County “exceeding speeds in excess of 120 mph” before the driver pulled over at “the intersection of Ash Branch Road and Highway 46.” 

The 22-year-old driver was arrested and faces a number of charges.

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