KSP CRUISERFRANKFORT, Ky. (1/3/18) — The Kentucky State Police Motor Carrier Compliance Investigation Program along with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was successful in removing a dangerous driver from public roads, KSP reported.

Through a joint effort, Scotty Kinman, who held a Kentucky commercial driver’s license, had his commercial driving privileges permanently revoked after being declared an imminent hazard by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, KSP said. Through Officer First Class William Rein’s investigation, it was discovered that Kinman was involved in several alarming incidents involving controlled substance use while operating commercial motor vehicles. 

On August 18, 2017, Kinman was involved in a collision in Ohio on the interstate while under the influence of opioids and was found in his commercial motor vehicle unresponsive, KSP indicated. Three days prior, Kinman was cited for impaired sriving in Ohio while in a CMV, and was also found unconscious in his CMV in July after having overdosed on opioids.

The original story from the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration can be found at the following link: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/newsroom/fmcsa-declares-kentucky-truck-driver-be-imminent-hazard-public-safety-2

The investigation was led by Officer First Class William Rein of the Kentucky State Police and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. 

Citizens can contribute to highway safety by calling KSP toll-free at: (1-800-222-5555). Citizens can call to confidentially report impaired drivers or any criminal activity. You may also download the free KSP mobile phone app. The app provides quick, direct access to KSP including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior. The app is available for IPhone, IPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple or Google Play stores. Download the KSP mobile app by searching “KSPOLICE” in the app store and you can also follow along on twitter @KYStatePolice.

SurfKY News

Information provided by Trooper Rob Austin


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