Tennessee trucker out of service for alcohol, drugs and HOS violation

| Monday, May 09, 2016

A Tennessee trucker has been deemed an imminent hazard to public by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration following a crash where law enforcement discovered alcohol and several narcotics, according to a U.S. Department of Transportation press release.

On March 17, Jason L. Flynn crashed his tractor-trailer into a passenger vehicle in north Georgia after making an illegal turn. The driver of the passenger car was hospitalized after the vehicle was wedged underneath the trailer.

Flynn’s sobriety test determined the presence of alcohol. Georgia State Patrol discovered an open box of beer and several open beer cans in the cab of the truck when responding to the crash. In addition to alcohol, law enforcement also found a bag of heroin, a syringe and needle, and several prescription Xanax pills wrapped in plastic and hidden under a seat.

As if the presence of drugs and alcohol was not enough, Flynn was found to be in violation of hours-of-service regulations.

On April 21, Flynn was ordered to cease all commercial motor vehicle operations in interstate commerce.

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