The owner of Springfield-based Affordable Towing will spend several years in prison for violating the Clean Air Act.
Investigators say Dennis Cleveland knowingly took his company’s tow trucks to another area business, Full Flash Tuning, to have the truck’s exhaust systems tampered with to avoid routine maintenance and compliance.
He pleaded guilty to conspiracy and tampering with a Clean Air Act monitoring device, and two counts of violating the Clean Air Act.
Cleveland was sentenced to two separate two year prison terms, but the judge ruled they be served concurrently. He was also fined over $250,000.