The FMCSA has placed a Tennessee-based truck driver out of service after he was arrested for two alcohol related incidents in a four day span.
On December 31, 2016, truck driver Eric Ronald Scott was reportedly arrested in a hotel parking lot in Berlin, Vermont, on domestic violence charges. A breath test detected the presence of alcohol in Scott’s system.
Scott was released from police custody on January 2, 2017.
On January 3, police in Berlin, Vermont, responded to a multi-vehicle crash involving a semi and found Scott behind the wheel of the truck. Police say Scott jackknifed his truck, forcing three cars off the road and hitting a stop sign. A breath test administered on the scene detected the presence of alcohol.
Scott was arrested for DUI.
In addition to the Out of Service order issued on January 18, the FMCSA may pursue civil penalties against Scott for violating safety regulations.