Vehicle Inspector Accused of Offering Truck Driver Sex Act

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DORRANCE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A commercial vehicle inspector employed by the state police is accused of soliciting a sex act from a truck driver in Luzerne County.

Every truck driver knows, when you pull into a weigh station like the one off of Interstate 81 near Nuangolga, you have to be ready for an inspection.

"Usually, they just walk around my truck, inspect it, check my license, medical card, registration, (and) all the basics," truck driver Dominick Fortunato said.

But, according to state police, a truck driver's inspection didn't go as planned a week ago. State troopers said commercial vehicle inspector Robert Aigeldinger, 49, of Mountain Top, offered sex to a female truck driver in exchange for leniency on some violations. It happened at the rest area in Dorrance Township on August 23.

Truck drivers Newswatch 16 spoke with at the rest area said they are shocked this happened.

"I think the boy is one sick puppy, put it that way," Fortunato said. "I would've took the citation. I mean, there is no way."

Aigeldinger is one of many commercial vehicle inspectors state police hire to help enforce commercial vehicle laws. He is not a sworn police officer and does not carry a gun.

State police said the truck driver was the one who reported the incident. Aigeldinger is charged with criminal coercion and criminal oppression.

Aigeldinger is suspended without pay during the investigation.


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