FMCSA shuts down TN trucker after finding drugs, open beer cans in cab

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Updated May 11, 2016

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has effectively shut down a Tennessee-licensed truck driver after police found open beer cans and drugs in his truck following a crash.

Jason L. Flynn made an illegal turn in north Georgia on March 17, which caused a crash with a passenger vehicle. The vehicle became wedged underneath Flynn’s trailer, hospitalizing the driver, FMCSA says.

Georgia State Patrol officers found an open box of beer and several open beer cans in the cab of Flynn’s truck, and a field sobriety test detected the presence of alcohol. Police also found a bag of heroin, a syringe and needle, and several Xanax pills hidden under his seat, according to FMCSA.

Additionally, it was revealed that Flynn was in violation of several hours-of-service regulations.

Flynn’s out-of-service order from FMCSA states his “… continued operation of a commercial motor vehicle substantially increases the likelihood of serious injury or death” to himself and the motoring public.