Bail Set At $150K For Wrong-Way Trucker On I-90 - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Bail Set At $150K For Wrong-Way Trucker On I-90

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A California man is charged with three counts of felony endangerment after a semi tractor-trailer was stopped traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 while spilling diesel fuel and forcing oncoming cars to swerve out of the way.

Justice of the Peace Karen Orzech ordered 48-year-old Darrell Wade Shepherd held on $150,000 bail during an initial appearance Wednesday.

Shepherd was stopped by a Montana Highway Patrol trooper around 7 p.m. Monday near the Montana-Idaho border.

Trooper Andrew Novak says Shepherd told him someone was after him, but he didn't know who. He also said he thought someone slipped something into a recent drink.

An investigation indicated Shepherd's truck went off the highway at least once, knocking over several reflector posts and damaging a sign.

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