A commercial vehicle driver who was recently convicted of driving under the influence in Pocatello, Idaho, has now been prohibited from operating any commercial vehicle. The ban on the Idaho DUI trucker was imposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
The trucker was identified as Shane R. Warr, 57. Warr was involved in an accident that took place along the I-15 earlier this month. On February 3, 2021, Warr lost control of a truck that he was driving at the time. The vehicle then crossed the median and collided with two passenger vehicles.
One of the occupants in the hit passenger vehicles sustained non-serious injuries in the collision. After the crap, Idaho State Police troopers reached the scene of the crash and asked Warr to undergo a breathalyzer test. The results revealed that Warr’s blood alcohol concentration was around 0.130. This is nearly thrice the legal limit for commercial drivers, which is 0.04.
A number of charges were brought against the Idaho DUI trucker for the accident. These included one count of felony DUI, one count of an open container of alcohol, and a single count of carrying a concealed weapon. Warr also has a previous DUI offense on his record.
Following his conviction, FMCSA has now issued an imminent hazard order for Warr. As per this order, Warr is no longer allowed to operate a commercial vehicle in interstate or intrastate commerce. If Warr violates the federal imminent hazard order, he stands to face penalties of up to $2,500 for every violation.
In order to get back his commercial driving privileges, Warr must undergo a return-to-duty process which is typically overseen by a substance abuse professional. It is only at the end of this process and a consideration of other factors that federal statutes may allow Warr to resume operating commercial vehicles.
If you’re arrested for any sort of drunk driving charge, make sure to call our office and ask for assistance from an Idaho felony DUI attorney as soon as possible.