South Carolina Man Indicted for False Statements on a FMCSA Required Application
On September 2, 2014, Arnold Williams was indicted in United States District Court, Raleigh, North Carolina, for false statements on a commercial driver employment application.
On March 29, 2013, Williams applied to MTR, Inc. as a truck driver and was subsequently hired. Per FMCSA regulations, drivers must list all previous accidents however, Williams listed no previous accidents. The investigation determined that in January 2013, Williams was charged by the North Charleston, South Carolina, Police Department with reckless homicide and possessing an open alcohol beverage container. The arrest followed a crash of the tractor trailer he was operating that resulted in one fatality and three injuries.
On April 6, 2013, Williams was driving a commercial vehicle in Georgia when he was stopped by a Georgia State Police officer and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.