Texas Trucker Could Be Freed From Mexican Prison Soon

EL PASO (November 9, 2012)--Dallas truck driver Jabin Bogan, 27, who says he made a wrong turn into Mexico with a trailer full of ammunition, may soon be released from a Mexican prison.

A federal judge overseeing the case told the El Paso Times the truck driver can go free after he pays a $1,500 fine.

Bogan's mother, Aletha Smith, told The Associated Press on Friday that the fine is actually higher and said her son has been given another week to come up with the money.

She said an attorney instructed her to not discuss the amount.

The trucker has been detained since he crossed from Texas into Juarez, Mexico, in April.

He had faced up to 30 years in prison for ammunition trafficking, but the judge reduced the charge.