The suspect in the attack which killed eight and injured 11 in New York Tuesday had been issued four traffic tickets while driving a truck through Nebraska.
The Omaha World-Herald reports a search of Nebraska records disclosed 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, a commercial truck driver, had been stopped most recently in early February when he was pulled over for suspicion of having an overweight truck. Cass County Court records show he was fined $75 for the stop on westbound Interstate 80 near mile marker 415 in Cass County.
Saipov, who had a Florida driver’s license, was driving for IIK Transport of Lombard, Illinois.
In early 2014, Saipov paid a $50 fine for failure to stop and weigh his truck at the eastbound North Platte scale off I-80 near mile marker 181. At that time, he listed a Paterson, New Jersey address.
Saipov was stopped twice in 2011; for driving longer than 11 hours in a 14-hour period and for driving an overweight truck. He had a Florida address then.
Saipov also had been issued tickets in Iowa and was arrested outside St. Louis in Missouri.
According to the Associated Press, Saipov came to the United States in 2010 from Uzbekistan.
Authorities in New York say Saipov is listed in critical condition, but is expected to survive the gunshot from a police officer who shot him after he drove a pick-up down a crowded bike path along the Hudson River in Manhattan.