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.