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NJ driver loses control of truck on 93 in Nesquehoning

A New Jersey truck driver faces a number of citations after he failed to heed posted warnings to stop at a mandatory truck pull off and lost control of his rig while descending Route 93 into Nesquehoning Tuesday morning.

According to Nesquehoning police Chief Sean Smith, officers were dispatched to the runaway truck ramp on Route 93 for a rig that had used it just before noon.

When police arrived, they spoke with the driver of the 2008 Volvo tractor-trailer, identified as Arben Xhemollari, 56, of Saddle Brook.

Xhemollari admitted not stopping at the posted truck pull off at the top of the mountain before trying to descend Route 93 into Nesquehoning, but realized his vehicle was losing control and pulled onto the ramp, coming to a stop just before the end of the ramp at the top of the hill.

The rig was towed back down the ramp by Zenier Towing.

Xhemollari was cited for operating a truck with prohibited trailer on Route 93 South, failing to stop at a posted stop sign, expired New Jersey emissions inspections and general lighting requirements because multiple side lights were out on the trailer.

Nesquehoning police have been cracking down on tractor-trailers coming down Route 93, which has been closed to truck traffic for several years following three rigs crashing in three days.

Other recent incidents included two other rigs getting pulled over at the bottom of Route 93 Tuesday morning, with the drivers each being cited for operating a truck with prohibited trailer on Route 93 South.