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Truck driver charged after stinky and expired meat fell from his truck during delivery

By Mason White 3:46 PM August 27, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
A truck driver will suffer consequences after residents of New York, were angry over a stinky mess that he left behind.

Authorities have charged the truck driver for losing part of a truck load of expired meat outside a shopping center in upstate New York.

Some angry motorists reportedly called authorities after their vehicles passed over the smelly spill and left their car with a foul smell for several days.

The driver, Vincent Howard, who worked for a transport company in Albany, has been charged in connection with the spill on Aviation Road.

Howard, a driver for Baker Commodities Inc., was charged with two counts of disposing of refuse on a highway, one count each by State Police and the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

The charge is a non-criminal violation of state Vehicle & Traffic Law.

Howard was in the area to collect the expired meat and grease from restaurants to take it to a processing plant. A door was not secured properly, and as he drove uphill on Aviation Road, the door opened and the meat fell out from the truck, according to police.

Dozens of vehicles drove on the mess and ended up having to be cleaned to remove debris and the awful smell it left behind.