TomCat operators sentenced for hazmat hauling violations

Thomas Watson and Cathy Watson, principal operators of the now-dissolved TomCat Trucking Inc., each were sentenced to three years’ probation, a $5,000 fine and a $100 special assessment fee for conspiracy to violate federal hazardous materials transportation regulations.

The Watsons were sentenced for transporting numerous loads of placardable quantities of hazardous materials between January and July 2009 following a January 2009 out-of-service order revoking their operating certificate.