The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered a Nevada-based commercial vehicle driver off the road for multiple alcohol violations.
Truck driver Julio Perea Ayala was declared an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered not to operate a commercial vehicle in interstate commerce in a federal order served on March 26, 2021.
According to the FMCSA, the out of service order was issued after Ayala was arrested by the Nevada Highway Patrol on DUI charges while operating a commercial motor vehicle twice in less than two weeks during March 2021.
From the FMCSA:
On March 5, Ayala was stopped for erratic driving; his blood alcohol content measured 0.337.
Less than two weeks later, on March 17, Ayala was pulled over again; his blood alcohol content measured 0.282.
The Nevada Highway Patrol said that they also charged Ayala for open containers of alcohol and for operating a vehicle with expired registration during both arrests. Ayala’s truck was impounded both times he was arrested.
Ayala must successfully completes the statutorily required return-to-duty process overseen by a Substance Abuse Professional before returning to work as a truck driver.