FMCSA shuts down two drivers following accidents while DUI

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The Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has shut down two drivers with imminent hazard out-of-service orders, both announced this week.

New Mexico-based Bobby Cleveland was issued an imminent hazard out-of-service order after he was involved in a crash in April in which he overturned his truck and tanker, which was loaded with 2,400 gallons of propane. The propane spilled across Interstate 40, causing the highway to close temporarily.

Cleveland was found to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.

South Carolina-based Arnold Bradford Williams was issued an imminent hazard out-of-service order after he was charged with reckless homicide and possessing an open alcohol beverage container following an accident in which, while driving a tractor-trailer, he hit four stopped vehicles on I-526, killing one person and injuring three others.

It is against federal regulations to be under the influence of alcohol while driving a commercial motor vehicle. Both imminent hazard out-of-service orders are based on those violations.