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An Alabama man was arrested on multiple traffic violations after police stopped him for allegedly driving down the middle of Shiloh Road and crashing his truck, according to county reports.

County police were patrolling the area when an officer spotted a red Toyota truck traveling in the middle of the road near Hardin Road with the driver’s head down.

The officer followed the truck onto County Road 93 where the truck ran up on an embankment and wrecked.

The driver, James Canter, 47, of Piedmont, Ala., was uninjured but told police he didn’t want to go to jail because he didn’t have a license.

He didn’t have insurance either and his tag was expired, reports said.

Canter also told the officer he was trying to elude him and that the two glass jars in a cooler were moonshine. He poured out the alcohol as officers requested and wasn’t charged with illegal alchohol.

Canter was arrested on charges of driving with a suspended license, fleeing or attempting to elude, failure to maintain insurance, failure to maintain lane and expired tag, no registration or title.

He was released from jail on Sept. 29.

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