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Wyoming sheriff says speeding rig was forcing vehicles off road

COVINGTON – A New Jersey tractor trailer driver with eight driver’s license suspensions was arrested Wednesday after his rig was going 70 mph towards oncoming traffic and forcing other vehicles onto the shoulder, according to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office.

Aaron J. Covin, 35, of Perth Amboy, N.J., was driving southbound on Route 63 when his vehicle was seem passing another vehicle. During the incident, Covin’s rig completely in the other lane, oncoming traffic had to move to the shoulder in order to avoid collisions, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Covin, who had active warrant out of New York City for failure to appear on charges of driving on a suspended license, had also failed to answer summonses or pay fines for infractions on eight different dates.

Covin was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, reckless driving, speeding, unsafe passing, being a disqualified CDL driver, having an improper medical certificate and a tax law permit display violation, the Sheriff’s Office said.

His vehicle was towed from the scene and he was arraigned in Covington Town Court. He was sent to the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond. Covin is scheduled to return to court Nov. 23.