Driver Declared Imminent Hazard for Multiple Failed Drug Tests

February 19, 2016

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared a California-licensed truck driver an imminent hazard to public after finding that he had tested positive for several drugs on three separate occasions and had dodged another drug test after an accident in January.

An FMCSA investigation revealed that Edward Herbert Crane had three positive tests for use of prohibited controlled substances that included amphetamines or methamphetamines in 2012. During the investigation, another test Crane took in 2015 came back positive for methamphetamines.

Since his first positive test in 2012, the driver was evaluated by substance abuse professionals but he failed to comply with follow-up testing requirements or complete any substance abuse programs.

In June 2015, he was disqualified from operating a commercial vehicle in interstate commerce by FMCSA.

On Jan. 8, 2016, Crane lost control of a vehicle he was operating, which left the highway, struck a concrete barrier and overturned upon re-entering the highway. He was cited by law enforcement for failing to maintain control of his vehicle.

Following the incident, Crane was ordered to undergo drug and alcohol testing but he failed to report to the testing facility and refused to submit to a post-crash drug and alcohol test.

Crane was served with the federal imminent hazard order on Feb. 9, 2016.


  1. 1. Gladigotout [ February 22, 2016 @ 04:44AM ]

    What the hell took them so long?

  2. 2. Cyndi B [ February 22, 2016 @ 05:10AM ]

    THIS is exactly why we need the drug and alcohol clearinghouse!! then we will know NOT to hire this kind of scum!!! Clearinghouse should already have been up and usable for years. I believe it save lives.

  3. 3. Patsy D [ March 31, 2016 @ 06:58AM ]

    Why does someone like this keep driving? I lost my job for testing positive after my vacation. 25 yrs of driving and never testing positive before? Taking the drug abuse classes (so horrible!) We must consider All the facts! I bet the roads would be much safer if we did.

  4. 4. Robert Lewis Lee [ April 15, 2016 @ 11:48AM ]

    There should be a better way to decide wether a driver loses his career.When it comes down to a positive test result.Some drivers get many strikes and some get one strike.The whole thing can drive a person insane.


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