Cctv vision captures truck dumping asbestos in driveway
By Lisa Aikens
SAN DIEGO – An investigation into the dumping of asbestos into the driveway of a southbound Hummer by a CCTV driver Wednesday led authorities to believe the driver may have violated hazardous material regulations.
The inspection by the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department showed the garage door was cracked through. The damage was believed to date back to a truck being dumped on the side of an adjacent street about 1 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.
It was not known what damage was done to the garage, the damage to the truck, the driver or the driveway. Authorities said the driver was cooperative when interviewed.
The driver, a resident of Costa Mesa who declined to give his name or provide his truck number, told Fire-Rescue Officer Marc Schmitz about the damaged area Thursday at 5 p.m. He said he was "deep in the process o여주출장안마f moving out of my home" when he saw the dirt on his driveway, Schmitz said. He went into his yard to see if anything was missing. He said he pulled the driver's door open and noticed the dirt had been dumped on the back of the vehicle, which was driving in the garage.
The truck driver then said that there was asbestos on the bottom of his truck and he told Schmitz he needed to get out, Schmitz said.
After being told by the driver that it is legal to dump or leave a truck out in the dirt on a certain area of a street or streetwalk, the d슬롯 머신river told Schmitz what he wanted, includi광주 출장 안마ng the location of the garage, he said.
The driver did not provide the location of the garage, Schmitz said.
When asked why he did not tell the driver of the other vehicle around the time of the accident where it was dumped, the driver told Schmitz he was going through a "stressful period" at the time of the accident and that the driver would go to the police about it, he said.
The inspector said he was not sure if the garage door crack was intentional or "some kind of natural effect."
The inspector did not release additional information about the damaged garage until Friday afternoon.
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