New York-licensed truck driver Bobir M. Kholmurodov has been effectively shut down by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration following a hit-and-run crash and subsequent DUI charges.
FMCSA declared Kholmurodov an imminent hazard to public safety after a crash on Aug. 4 in which Kholmurodov was driving a tractor-trailer in Courtland Township, Michigan. FMCSA said Kholmurodov failed to stop at a red light and hit another vehicle, then left the scene of the crash.
He was later located and taken into custody in an adjoining county by the Michigan State Police. A blood alcohol test administered approximately five-and-a-half hours after the crash revealed Kholmurodov had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.17 – more than four times the legal limit for commercial drivers.
During the subsequent inspection of Kholmurodov's truck, MSP officers discovered opened beer containers and liquor bottles in the cab.
Kholmurodov has been charged by the state of Michigan with: Operating While Intoxicated – second offense; Failure to Stop and Identify After Collision; and Alcohol – Open Container in Vehicle.
Failing to comply with the provisions of the federal imminent hazard order may result in civil penalties of up to $1,951 for each violation. Kholmurodov cannot operate a commercial motor vehicle until he successfully completes the statutorily required return-to-duty process overseen by a Substance Abuse Professional.