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Tractor-trailer driver from Pa. facing counts of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest

January 24, 2012

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — A Union County, Pa., man is facing charges after police say he was operating a tractor-trailer on expired registration and later resisted arrest.

Lester N. Sensenig III, 51, of Lewisburg, Pa., was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, Waynesboro police said in a news release.

Police said they were notified of a tractor-trailer entering the Borough of Waynesboro from Washington Township, Pa., that had an expired inspection sticker and no registration plate displayed.

Police said they found the tractor-trailer backing into the parking lot at Vision Warehousing, 144 Cleveland Ave.

Sensenig, the driver of the truck, showed a Pennsylvania registration plate from the cab of the truck, but police determined that the state inspection sticker expired in November.

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Police allowed Sensenig to finish unloading the truck. After he was instructed to pull the truck into the parking lot, he continued backing up despite officers telling him to stop, according to the release.  

Once he stopped the truck, he ignored orders from officers to exit the vehicle or turn it off, and attempted to roll the window up with an officer’s arm in the window, police said.

Sensenig then went back into the sleeper portion of the truck where he could not be seen, police said.

Officers then backed away from the driver’s side door because there was concern Sensenig was attempting to retrieve a weapon.

The officer continued to instruct Sensenig to exit the truck but he would not communicate with the officers.

Sensenig eventually spoke to police via phone as multiple officers responded to the scene from the Waynesboro and Washington Township departments.

The roadway and the business were temporarily shut down until Sensenig was talked out of the truck, the release said.

Sensenig was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge David Plum.    

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