FMCSA: Tennessee Truck Driver a Threat to Public Safety

Eric Ronald Scott has been ordered not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared Eric Ronald Scott of Tennessee to be a hazard to public safety, according to the DOT agency's news release. The agency has ordered Scott not to operate any commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce.

The agency reports Scott was arrested in two separate alcohol-related incidents within the span of four days. On Dec. 31, 2016, police found Scott asleep in the cab of his CMV in Berlin, Vt., where a breath test detected alcohol. Scott was arrested for domestic assault.

On Jan. 2, 2017, Scott was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after jackknifing his tractor-trailer, hitting a stop sign, and forcing three vehicles off the road, according to FMCSA.

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