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New York truck driver ordered out of service for fleeing crash scene, alcohol violations

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a federal order forbidding a truck driver to operate following a crash that occurred in August.

On September 21, New York-licensed truck driver Bobir M. Kholmurodov was ordered not to operate any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce, according to the FMCSA.

The order was issued in response to a crash that occurred at 11:18 a.m. on August 4, 2021, in Courtland Township, Michigan.

Authorities say that Kholmurodov failed to stop at a red light and hit another vehicle, then “left the scene of the crash, but later was located and taken into custody in adjoining Montcalm County” by Michigan State Police.

When a blood alcohol test was administered shortly before 5 p.m. on August 4, Kholmurodov tested with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.17. Commercial vehicle drivers are in violation of federal law if they show a BAC of greater than 0.04.

Michigan State Police also reportedly discovered open beer and liquor bottles in the cab of Kholmurodov’s truck.

Kholmurodov is facing the following charges in the state of Michigan:

  • Operating While Intoxicated-second offense
  • Failure to Stop and Identify After Collision
  • Alcohol-Open Container in Vehicle.

Kholmurodov must complete the required return-to-duty process overseen by a Substance Abuse Professional before he is allowed to operate a commercial motor vehicle.

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