Press Release
June 16, 1999
Equine Placement Network, Inc.
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New York Shipper Pays Another Fine

Arlene Nickerson, wife of Donald Nickerson, owner of Nickerson Livestock, Bainbridge, NY pled guilty & paid a fine for driving without the required CDL, Commercial Divers License. Mrs Nickerson was cited on Monday April 12, 1999 by the PA State Police in Lancaster County. Mrs Nickerson was transporting horses from a Lancaster County PA horse auction.

Mrs. Nickerson was also cited later the same day by New York State Police on I-81 for the same offense.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Nickerson have previously paid fines totalling $2000.00 in New Holland Boro, Lancaster County, PA. The Nickersons were arrested on February 8, 1999 in New Holland, PA by the PA State Police. Mr. Nickerson was arrested for driving with a revoked Commerical Drivers License, CDL. Arlene Nickerson, his wife and the owner of the vehicle, was arrested for allowing him to operate the vehicle with a revoked license.

Mr. Nickerson's company, Nickerson Livestock, and drivers for Nickerson Livestock have been convicted on several counts in New York of the illegal transportation of horses. In a case in Kirkwood, NY in January of 1998 involving the use of a double deck cattle trailer used to transport horses, the Nickersons were fined $3000.00 after trial. In Essex County, New York the fine was $1400.00.

The company was also involved in the Syracuse 36 case in March 1995 which drew national attention on ESPN. The case in Syracuse also involved the use of a double deck cattle trailer.

The PA Department of Agriculture recently issued Nickerson Livestock permits to transport domestic animals in PA. Convictions in other states and PA are grounds for denial of permits, and the PA Dept of Ag has been made aware of the prior convictions.


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