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Truck driver arrested after traffic accident
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A Great Bend man who sustained minor injuries after the semi-trailer he was driving went off a county road on Saturday was later arrested for alleged traffic violations.

Donald G. Sample, 45, was hauling a load of grain in a 2003 Freightliner when he went off NW 80 Road at 5:25 a.m. According to the Barton County Sheriff’s Office, Sample was eastbound and failed to negotiate the curve at NW 30 Ave. The truck turned on its side, slid down the road and came to rest on the embankment on the east side of NW 30 Ave.

Sample was trapped in the truck and had to be extricated. He was treated at the scene by Emergency Medical Service and was released. He was arrested for driving with a suspended license and driving at a speed too great for road conditions. He was booked into the Barton County Jail and released after posting a $1,000 surety bond.

Crews from the Great Bend Fire Department, Hoisington EMS, Hoisington Fire Department and Doonan’s assisted at the scene; BCSO is in charge of the investigation.