Garbage Truck Gone Wild Lays Waste To Brooklyn Block

Gif: CBS (http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/06/09/garbage-truck-driver-dwi/)

A garbage truck with an allegedly intoxicated individual at the wheel raised absolute hell in Brooklyn, NY over the weekend. Nine vehicles and a few trees were apparently destroyed as the heavy three-axle sanitation truck tore around and landed in somebody’s front gate.

CBS New York captured some of the calamity as it happened via security footage:

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And sent a reporter to look at the aftermath:

Local news tells us 40-year-old Anthony Castaldo was apprehended by police after coming out of the garbage truck and trying to escape on foot. Police put the incident at “just after 5:30 a.m. Saturday,” on 6th Street between 18th and 19th Avenues.

Viking Sanitation, which owns the vehicle, gave a statement to CBS:

“It appears that this driver failed to adhere to our standards and he was immediately suspended as part of the ongoing investigation of this serious incident.”

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Indeed. It hasn’t been made known yet if Castaldo was on duty while this all went down, but either way, good grief. A little rampaging goes a long way when a truck weighs about 50,000 pounds.

Thankfully and miraculously, witnesses say nobody was hurt.

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