The FMCSA today announced the agency has declared a Kentucky-licensed truck driver to be an “imminent hazard to public safety.”
The FMCSA had ordered truck driver Benjamin Scott Brewer to not operate a CMV in interstate commerce following a 9-vehicle crash on June 25, 2015, on Interstate 75 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
During an investigation of the crash, FMCSA investigators revealed that Brewer had falsified his logs in the days leading up to the crash, stating that he had been off-duty from June 15 until 7:00 a.m. on June 25, however, the FMCSA states that the truck’s tracking system revealed that Brewer was driving on June 22, 23 and 24th.
In addition, FMCSA investigators found that on June 16, 2015, Brewer’s submitted an application for employment. The application requires drivers to list all accidents and traffic convictions for the previous three years. On the application, Brewer omitted a June 2013 crash, as well as a January 2015 citation for speeding. In addition, in May 2015, Brewer tested positive for controlled substances.
On July 19, 2015, Brewer was served with the FMCSA’s order.