A trucker involved in a fatal crash on Interstate 95 in
Maine was already wanted on a slew of previous violations, according to state
The Portland Press Herald reported that Scott Hewitt,
who is being blamed for a crash that killed 40-year-old Tina Turcotte of
Scarborough, ME, on July 29, was ordered off the road the previous day by a
state trooper because of broken lights on his truck.
Hewitt, 32, drove away from the inspection station. A
subsequent investigation found that he had a record a mile long. In addition to
having had his license suspended 19 times, Hewitt had a revoked truck
registration. Also, several warrants had been issued for his arrest.
This was not the first fatal accident in which Hewitt was
involved. The Press Herald found records of a 1994 fatal accident in
South Berwick, ME, as well. Hewitt has a total of 42 convictions for various
offenses on his driving record as well as at least three other accidents.
Maine Gov. John Baldacci ordered the formation of a working
group to investigate the crash and to review state laws and trucking