Defense turns tables in WI trucker trial

| 4/18/2007

The lawyer for a trucker charged with five counts of negligent homicide in Wisconsin is trying to turn the tables on prosecutors.

According to The Associated Press, the prosecution contends that 24-year-old Michael Kozlowski was fatigued when he overturned his truck on Interstate 94 on Oct. 16, 2005, and a bus ran into it, killing five people.

But in the courtroom in Hudson, WI, on Tuesday, Kozlowski’s attorney argued that the 78-year-old driver of the bus had vision problems and was the one who was overly tired.

Troopers who worked the wreck said Kozlowski told them that at the time of the wreck, he was trying to pull over so he could go to the bathroom, The AP reported.