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Trucker Indicted for Making False Statements

September 18, 2014

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Failing to disclose previous accidents has led to a truck driver facing federal charges.

On September 2, Arnold Williams was indicted in United States District Court, Raleigh, North Carolina, for false statements on a commercial driver employment application, according to release from the U.S. Transportation’s Office of Inspector General.

Williams applied to MTR Inc., a small carrier in North Carolina, and was subsequently hired. FMCSA regulations require applicant truckers to list all previous accidents. However, Williams listed none.

An investigation determined in January 2013, Williams was charged by the North Charleston, South Carolina, police with reckless homicide and possessing an open alcohol beverage container. The arrest followed a crash of the tractor-trailer he was operating that resulted in one fatality and three injuries.

Later, in April 2013, Williams was driving a commercial vehicle in Georgia when he was stopped by a Georgia State Police officer and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol.

The release did not state what specific charges Williams is facing, nor the maximum sentence he faces if convicted. A date for trial was not disclosed in the release.

Comments

  1. 1. Joe Sandoval [ September 19, 2014 @ 04:22AM ]

    ??? What about the company that hired him?... it's very evident that they didn't do much of if any background check themselves before they hired him. They should be facing charges as well...? PSP MVR ???

  2. 2. Emma Safford [ September 22, 2014 @ 02:54AM ]

    Why didn't the company check his MVR surely that was on it...things like this give good truckers a bad name...

 

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