Trucker Jailed After Wrong Turn Took Him Into Mexico
'Honest mistake' turned into seven-month ordeal
A trucker from Texas made a wrong turn in April. It took him seven months to get home.
Jabin Bogan was hauling a load of ammunition to a Phoenix gun shop. His route took him near the Mexican border, and when he made a wrong turn, he accidentally crossed the border into a country where tight firearms laws are on the books.
He was arrested by Mexican authorities when he attempted to re-enter the United States with approximately 268,000 rounds of ammunition, according to WFAA in Dallas. Charges were downgraded last week, and Bogan was released last Friday.
He was reunited with his family on Friday night when he arrived at Dallas Fort Worth Airport, and saw his six-year-old son for the first time since the incident occurred.
"My son, that's my motivation," he told WFAA. "That kept me going every day. My mama is my strength -- without my mama I wouldn't be no where now. My family is my pride and joy."
His error occurred on a one-way road headed south near El Paso, Texas. He asked a police officer where to turn around and was told a turnaround existed three or four miles ahead. That put him in Mexico.
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