TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Some potentially hazardous food was pulled by State Police Tuesday evening before it could be served to diners. 1,540 pounds of raw meat and vegetables had to be destroyed.
Troopers pulled over a refrigerated truck, driven by 29-year-old Christian Ibarez, on I-65 carrying food to restaurants in West Lafayette and the Indianapolis area.
Police said the truck was pulled over because officers thought it was too heavy, but after investigation, they discovered the temperature inside the truck was too high.
Officers found the air-conditioning unit in Ibarez's truck was not working and the refrigerator unit was not functioning properly.
Officers said a new law put into effect this year helps them get so-called "hot trucks" off the road.
Ibarez was cited for Federal Motor Carrier Violations and released.
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