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Georgia Man Sentenced for Violating an Imminent Hazard Out-of-Service Order

On August 30, 2012, in U.S. District Court, Albany, Georgia, Devasko Lewis was sentenced to six months incarceration, followed by twelve months supervised release, and ordered to pay a fine of $3,000 for operating a commercial motor vehicle in violation 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.

This investigation has been worked with the assistance of FMCSA and the Georgia Department of Public Safety.