state officials are urging anyone who obtained a commercial drivers license
through training with Jacksonville-based Truck Driver Placement to be retested.
The urging comes following a sting operation in which the owners of
Truck Driver Placement – David Luck and Arthur Hammonds – were arrested and
charged with unlawful issuance of a driver’s license and organized schemes to
Officials say as many as 1,200 drivers could unknowingly be driving
around with fraudulent CDLs and may need to be retested. Most of those drivers
should receive notices from the Highway Patrol.
The Jacksonville Times-Union reported that Luck and
submitted a lengthy road test to the state claiming that was the test their
school administered to drivers.
However, undercover operatives working for the State Attorney’s office
and the Highway Patrol found that the test was little more than a drive around
Assistant state attorney Steve Siegel told The Times-Union one investigator even failed the test and
was still issued a certificate by the company.
This isn’t the first time
faced problems with fake CDLs. Earlier this year, Immigration and Customs
Enforcement busted 56 people on charges of illegally obtaining CDLs, hazmat
certifications and access to
Those arrests resulted from a five-month investigation that has
implicated a number of driver’s license examiners, as well as illegal
immigrants using the service to cross into the