In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone!
Tow dolly detaches on road, hits car; driver faces hit and run charge
Ashley Mott, Monroe News Star Published 3:08 p.m. CT June 17, 2019
Towing A Trailer Without Safety Chains In The Entire United States Except In Virginia And Now Georgia Is NOT A PRIMEIARY OFFENSE!
So I keep asking what is more dangerous you not wearing a seat belt or a person towing a trailer with no safety chains or with DUCT TAPE?
A Monroe man is facing multiple charges after a tow dolly detached from his vehicle Friday on Louisiana 139.
According to an arrest report for Reginald Richard, age 46, Richard was traveling north on the Old Monroe Road/LA-139 when a tow dolly came loose from his truck. The dolly moved into the southbound lane and hit another vehicle.
Per the report, the at-fault driver left the scene. Investigators determined the dolly did not have safety chains. It is believed the hitch pin broke or came out, allowing the dolly to detach.
A passenger later identified Richard as the driver. They said Richard left the scene because he had warrants.
Reginald Richard (Photo: OCC)
The suspect was later located at Keeble Driver and said he was driving and left because he was scared.
He had a suspended driver's license and an outstanding warrant through the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office for a DNA sample.
Richard was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center Saturday on charges of failure to appear, operating a vehicle while license is suspended, failure to have trailer properly secured, proper equipment required on vehicles and misdemeanor hit and run driving.
Total bail has not been set.