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Driver spills rodents on I-75

September 21, 2005

Turner County- Turner County deputies say a driver for 24/7 Specials delivery company forgot to close one of the doors on his sprinter truck late Monday night.

When he approached the Turner/Tift County line he lost ten boxes of lab mice and rats. But he didn't let authorities know until he got to Orlando the next day.

Deputies recovered the remains of all but 17 of the 53 rodents along the shoulder of the interstate. They say the mice and rats were bred for medical testing, but had not yet been exposed to any chemicals.

The driver has not been charged.

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