Irate Tractor Trailer Driver Faces Attempted Homicide,Assault Charges

By Posted By: Nick Hughes

Published 05/27 2014 03:51AM

Updated 05/28 2014 11:16PM

BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY-The irate tractor trailer driver who is accused of attacking a police officer with pepper spray and a hammer now faces attempted homicide and assault charges.

State Police say truck driver Daniel Hadean of Oklahoma attacked Hemlock Township Police Officer Charles Dietterick.

It happened along Interstate 80 in Columbia County On May 26th.

The attack came after the officer found several violations on Hadean's semi.

State Police say Dietterick was justified in shooting the truck driver after he ignored commands to stop the attack.

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