James Lamb

James Lamb

A local truck driver who identified himself as history’s most famous playwright was arrested in the earliest hours of Wednesday morning.

Around 1 a.m., a Williams County Sheriff’s deputy observed a commercial tractor-trailer heading south past the Ohio Turnpike on Ohio 15 toward the main drag of Holiday City with no rear tail lights.

The deputy activated his lights at that time, but the driver continued south at a speed of approximately 59 mph. The driver continued until reaching his personal residence on Ohio 15 just south of Holiday City.

Once stopped, the driver allegedly locked the doors and refused to exit the vehicle, before crawling into the sleeper compartment and hiding under blankets.

The deputy was eventually able to coax the man out of the vehicle.

When asked to give his name, the man allegedly identified himself as “Benjamin William Shakespeare.”

The man was eventually identified as James L. Lamb, 23, of Montpelier. It was discovered that he had active warrants in Williams County charging him with failure to appear in court on charges of unauthorized use and driving without a commercial driver’s license (CDL) from April 2019.

Lamb faces additional charges including having no tail lights, driving without a CDL, falsification and fleeing and eluding.

Lamb was taken to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio.

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