Trucker Found Guilty Of Deliberately Ramming Vehicles On Interstate

A Hancock County jury found a trucker guilty of deliberately crashing into and ramming vehicles on Interstate 75 in September.

Vladimir Tasciuc, 37, of Illinois, was convicted of two counts of felonious assault, a second-degree felony.

Prosecutors say on the night of September 7th Tasciuc was driving his semi southbound on I-75 near the rest area south of Findlay when he rammed the back of an SUV, sending it into the median, and then rammed a semi multiple times.

When the two semis stopped, authorities said Tasciuc then attacked the other semi driver and responding troopers had to tase him.

In his interview with the Ohio State Highway Patrol the day after the incident, which was played in court, Tasciuc said he thought that there might have been kids in the trailer of the other semi and he referred to himself as St. Vladimir the Pink Nike Shoes.

Tasciuc is being held at the Hancock County Jail and will be sentenced on January 24th.

Prosecutors said it was a miracle that no one was seriously injured in the incident.