Cops: Trucker Watched Porn While Hitting, Killing Mom of 2

Investigators say long-distance trucker Thomas Wallace had not slept the legally required four hours out of 27 before he went motoring on the New York State Thruway back in December, so perhaps the porn he was running on his laptop computer was meant to keep him awake. In any event the porn is blamed for Wallace's accident in Genesee County, when he struck the disabled vehicle of Julie Stratton, 33 and a mother of two, killing her. (Stratton had struck a deer and was awaiting assistance just outside of Buffalo.)

Wallace had been released pending investigation, but made the porn and sleeplessness admissions in an interview on Tuesday (we wonder how that went -- "perhaps this will refresh your memory!") and was arrested. He is being held in the Genny Jail.

There's a moral in all this: if you must watch porn on the road, have a designated driver. Let's just hope this doesn't revive the movement to ban sexy mudflaps.


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