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Ohio Runaway Found Hitching Ride On Semi In Jackson County

Last updated on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

(SEYMOUR) - A runaway teenager from Ohio was arrested after hitching a ride on a semi truck.

According to Indiana State Police, a motor carrier inspector noticed the 17-year-old male on the exterior catwalk between the cab and the trailer at the I-65 scalehouse north of Seymour around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The semi truck driver then stopped at the weigh station, and the inspector called for state troopers to respond.

The juvenile, a reported runaway from Shelby, Ohio, first attempted to hide from state troopers before they took him into custody. One of the troopers identified the teen as a runaway.

Further investigation determined that the boy may have climbed aboard the commercial motor vehicle somewhere in Kentucky prior to daylight.

The boy was transported to the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center in Brownstown, pending his transfer back to Ohio.

State police say the semi truck driver didn't know the teen had climbed on his rig and won't face charges.

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