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Probation revoked on trucker who hit officer
Robert Turner in court
Robert Lee Turner is led into court for a hearing. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon

Robert Lee Turner’s probation was revoked and he was sentenced to 10 months in jail with credit for time served Tuesday by Liberty County State Court Judge Leon Braun.

Turner was driving the tractor-trailer that hit former Liberty County deputy and current Georgia Ports Authority Officer William Solomon March 2 at the port. It left the officer with several life-threatening injuries. Solomon remains at Memorial Health Medical Center in Savannah trying to recover.

Turner was charged with DUI and operating a vehicle without a tag or decal in Chatham County after hitting Solomon, who was directing traffic at the port.

Turner bonded out of Chatham County Jail and was arrested in Liberty County March 4, for violating his probation terms from an earlier DUI.

According to court records, Turner was cited in June 2012 for failure to maintain lane and DUI. Turner also rolled his car in a single-vehicle accident on Lewis Frasier Road. Last May, he was sentenced to 24 months of probation on those charges. He also was fined $2,000 and ordered to do 40 hours of community service.

Turner still faces charges related to the crash at the Garden City Terminal which left Solomon critically injured.

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