Beant Singh Gill pleads not guilty in Monster trucker chase
Sleepy Sikh trucker Beant Singh Gill pleaded not guilty today to a raft of charges stemming from a crazy cop chase a few weeks ago through rural Wisconsin in which authorities thought for a while that be-turbaned Canadian was hauling explosives.
His big rig was finally brought to a halt with spike strips near Sparta. When the back of his truck was opened, all there was to see were palettes of Monster energy drink.
It's not as if the whole crazy episode didn't happen, since it was recorded on video, but Gill is claiming he's not guilty of reckless endangerment, hit-and-run and other violations, by reason of mental disease or defect.
He told investigators he heard voices that made him go blind.
Monroe County Sheriff Dennis Pedersen put the whole episode down to a language barrier and a driver who "seemed quite sleep-deprived."
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