Idaho truck driver declared ‘imminent hazard’, ordered not to operate any commercial motor vehicle

Idaho truck driver declared ‘imminent hazard’, ordered not to operate any commercial motor vehicle

Shane Warr | Bannock County Sheriff

POCATELLO — The semi-truck driver who allegedly triggered a crash on Interstate 15 in Pocatello earlier this month has been declared an “imminent hazard.”

The declaration was made by the U.S. Division of Transportation’s Federal Motor Service Security Administration (FMCSA). As a part of this declaration, Shane Warr, a 57-year-old Blackfoot native, has been ordered to not function any business motorized vehicle. Warr was served the federal order Feb. eight, in line with a publish on the FMCSA’s web site.

Warr was touring north on I-15 on Feb. three simply previous the South fifth Avenue interchange when he crossed the median, putting two autos. One of many autos he struck was a Chevrolet Suburban pushed by Debbie Akers, 54, of Pocatello. Akers was transported to the hospital by ambulance after being faraway from her car by firefighters.

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Warr reportedly advised officers on the scene that he had consumed one alcoholic beverage earlier than leaving Malad, in line with an Affidavit of Possible Trigger. Nevertheless, officers did discover a number of empty beverage containers within the cabin of the semi.

Officers additionally discovered him to be in possession of a firearm.

Two breathalyzer assessments returned blood-alcohol concentrations of zero.132 and zero.124. Working a business car with a BAC above zero.04 is a violation of federal security laws, in line with the FMCSA web site.

Warr had his license suspended for one yr in 2016 after being convicted of driving below the affect.

Warr’s “blatant violations of the (federal security laws) and disrespect for the security of the motoring public … considerably will increase the probability of great harm or demise to you and motoring public,” the FMCSA’s imminent hazard out-of-service order reads.

Earlier than Warr can as soon as once more function a business car, he should first efficiently full a “statutorily required return-to-duty course of” which can be monitored by a substance abuse skilled.

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