The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared South Carolina-licensed truck driver Arnold Bradford Williams to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.
On April 6, 2013, Williams was driving on I-20 in Georgia when he was stopped by a Georgia State Police officer and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol. In late January 2013, Williams was also charged by North Charleston, SC, police with reckless homicide and possessing an open alcohol beverage container following a crash of the tractor-trailer he was operating on Interstate 526 with four stopped vehicles, resulting in one fatality and three injuries. The police investigation of the accident remains open, FMCSA says.
“FMCSA inspectors and investigators are working shoulder-to-shoulder with our state and local law partners to vigorously enforce commercial vehicle safety regulations,” said FMCSA Administrator Anne S. Ferro. “It is unacceptable for a bus or trucking company, or any of its drivers, to disregard the law and put the safety of every traveler at risk.”