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South Carolina Man Pleads Guilty for False Statements on a FMCSA Required Application

On January 26, 2015, Arnold Williams pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Raleigh, North Carolina, for false statements on a commercial driver employment application.

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. As a result of the accident, Williams was terminated from his position as a driver by his employer in February 2013. In April 2013, Williams applied to work as a truck driver for a North Carolina based trucking company and was subsequently hired. Per FMCSA regulations, drivers are required to list all previous accidents on driver employment applications, but Williams lied on his application when he listed no previous accidents.