Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wrong-way truck driver could learn sentence today - FOX 4 News

DALLAS -

The Dallas-based truck driver who ended up in a Mexican jail because of the ammunition he was carrying in his trailer could be sentenced to just a fine Wednesday.

Jabin Bogan, 27, has been in a maximum security prison since April.

After a judge significantly reduced the charges against him last month, Bogin learned the remaining charge, possession of ammunition, could be punishable by a fine up to $20,000 fine and six years in prison.

Bogan's attorney is pushing for a fine only.

His family here in North Texas says they don't have that kind of money, and the company he worked has stopped offering financial help.

So the family has begun a fund drive among his fellow truckers to raise money to bring him home.

Five months ago, Bogan was making deliveries in El Paso when he was supposed to deliver a load of ammunition to a wholesaler in Phoenix.

The driver says he got lost and ended up on the Mexican border, where a law enforcement officer told him to drive across the bridge.

When Bogin realized he was on Mexican soil, he tried to turn around. His attorney says surveillance video shows a backup for more than half an hour as he tried to get his 18-wheeler turned around.

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