Inderjit Singh Gill, a commercial truck driver licensed in Ontario, Canada, has been declared an imminent hazard to public safety. He has been banned from operating a commercial motor vehicle in the United States by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) as a result of a string of traffic violations in New York and Vermont.
The first incident occurred on March 4, 2016, after drivers complained about Gill’s erratic driving. Gill was stopped by a trooper in Clinton, NY and was ordered to cease operating his vehicle as he had been driving for longer than the 14-hour limit set by federal law. Less than three hours later, Gill was stopped by an officer in Vermont for driving erratically and was again ordered out of service for exceeding the federal limit. He was also charged with negligent operation of a vehicle, failure to maintain lane, and logbook violations. His truck was towed, but Gill removed his truck from the storage facility just a few hours after it was impounded.
Four days later, during a safety inspection at the Port of Entry in Massena, NY, Gill was ticketed for falsifying records to show that he was on-duty. Gill was ordered out-of-service for the third time, but was stopped just four hours later by the police, this time for speeding. Once again, police cited Gill for falsifying his on-duty status and ordered him out of service.
Gill appeared before the Vermont Superior Court for the traffic violations in late April. He also faces penalties for violating the FMCSA’s safety regulations, which include fines of up to $2,500 and suspension from operating a commercial vehicle for at least 180 days. In addition, he may be criminally charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
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