While investigating a leaky tanker truck on Aug. 15, Watkinsville Police arrested a Blairsville man on an outstanding warrant.
According to Police Chief Lee O'Dillon, officers stopped a 1995 Peterbilt tanker truck on North Main Street just before 4:30 p.m. after observing a large amount of liquid spilling from the truck.
The liquid that spilled from the tank turned out to be water leaking due to damage from a previous accident, O'Dillon said in a news release.
A routine computer check revealed that the truck driver’s license was suspended, and it also showed that William Owen Lawson, 33, was wanted in Union County on a child neglect arrest warrant. Lawson was booked into the Oconee County Jail awaiting pick-up by the Union County Sheriff’s Department.
The tanker truck was properly drained into another container and the truck was turned over to another driver for the company, he said.