The man identified as the pickup truck driver who killed eight people and injured 11 in New York on Tuesday has been ticketed four times in Nebraska for trucking-related offenses since 2011, most recently in February.
A search of Nebraska records shows Sayfullo H. Saipov, 29, a commercial truck driver, was cited on Feb. 4 on suspicion of having an overweight truck. He was stopped on westbound Interstate 80 near mile marker 415 in Cass County. The fine was $75, which a Cass County Court record shows he paid in June.
Saipov’s address was listed as an apartment in Tampa, Florida, and he had a Florida driver’s license. He was driving for IIK Transport Inc. out of Lombard, Illinois.
In March 2014, Saipov was cited on suspicion of failure to stop and weigh his truck at the eastbound North Platte scale off I-80 near mile marker 181. He paid a fine of $50 that April. At the time, he listed an address in Paterson, New Jersey, and he had a New Jersey driver’s license. He was driving for Bright Auto LLC out of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
In October 2011, Saipov was cited on suspicion of driving longer than 11 hours in a 14-hour period and was fined $50. He listed an apartment in Fort Myers, Florida, as his address.
And in December 2011, Saipov was cited on suspicion of driving an overweight truck and was fined $150.
Both 2011 tickets were issued in Cass County. When he was stopped that December, he listed the same Fort Myers address from October. He had the same Florida driver’s license on both stops.
The Associated Press reported that Saipov came to the United States in 2010 from Uzbekistan. He was listed in critical condition but expected to survive after a police officer shot him in the abdomen.