Georgia Man Convicted for Violating an Imminent Hazard Out-of-Service Order
On May 16, 2012, Devasko Lewis pled guilty in U.S. District Court, Albany, Georgia, to charges that he operated a commercial motor vehicle in September and October 2011, when he was precluded from doing so under the provisions of an Imminent Hazard - Out of Service Order issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
On October 6, 2008, Mr. Lewis, doing business as Lewis Trucking Company/DDL Transport/DL Transport, was placed under an Imminent Hazard Order to cease all operations due to serious violations discovered during a compliance review conducted by FMCSA. The compliance review was subsequent to a fatality crash in Alabama which resulted in the deaths of seven State of Alabama prison guards. The investigation further disclosed that Mr. Lewis made a false statement to FMCSA when applying for motor carrier authority. Mr. Lewis stated that he did not have, nor did he ever have, any relationship with any other FMCSA regulated entity within three years of the application. Sentencing is scheduled for August 30, 2012.
This investigation has been worked with the assistance of FMCSA and Georgia Department of Public Safety.