FMCSA Puts The Brakes On Georgia Trucker For Failure To Disclose Medical Issue

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The FMCSA today announced that the agency has declared a Georgia-based truck driver to be an “imminent hazard to public safety.”

FMCSA has declared the truck driver, Matthew Jason Boozer, to be medically unqualified to operate a CMV in interstate commerce after the agency learned that Boozer had “falsified the medical history section of a recent truck driving job application to conceal a disqualifying medical diagnosis.”

The FMCSA began investigating Boozer following a July 6, 2015 wreck on Georgia State Route 11.

An investigation into the crash revealed that Boozer had suffered a medical issue, causing his truck to cross both lanes of traffic, crash through a fence and hit a parked car.

Boozer was sent to a doctor who declared him to be medically unqualified to drive.  He was terminated from his job.

The following day, Boozer submitted a truck driving job application to another carrier. On the application, he allegedly falsified the medical history section to conceal his medical disqualification.

The carrier hired Boozer.  He drove for the new carrier until September 17, 2015, when the company learned of his  crash and medical disqualification.

Boozer has been ordered to not operate a CMV in interstate commerce.