Several truckers pulled over during ‘Ride for the Constitution’

Posted at 11:53 PM, Oct 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-11 23:59:23-04

DINWIDDIE, Va. (WTVR) -- It wasn't thousands or even hundreds as they promised, but perhaps a few dozen truckers protested the government shutdown Friday by taking to I-95.

The group dubbed "Ride for the Constitution" met in Doswell and circled the Capital Beltway Friday morning. The group said they plan to do so until Sunday afternoon.

Some truckers told CBS 6 News Thursday night they hoped to slow traffic - to show their dissatisfaction with what they call corruption on Capitol Hill.

CBS 6 News was told several truckers were pulled over this morning for driving 10 m.p.h. , but no one was issued a ticket.

The Virginia Trucking Association released a statement late Friday saying the organization is not involved with the event.

"The Virginia Trucking Association is in no way involved with this 'protest' and does not endorse or condone the activities of these few individuals.  We do not support any unlawful or unsafe activities that impede or disrupt traffic flow on Virginia's highways."

Stay with for updates on this developing story.