A California trucker has been ordered out of service by the Federal Motor
Carrier Administration after operating his rig while intoxicated, in a case
investigated by the Indiana State Police.
The federal “out-of-service” order is one of the first of its kind, the ISP
According to a statement released today, on Feb. 5 an ISP Commercial Vehicle
Enforcement Division (CVED) officer responded to 45th and Delaware Street in
Gary, after Nebyou Brook was seen driving off the roadway, across the
parking lot, and over some concrete parking blocks.
Brook registered a blood alcohol content of .18 percent, police said, and a
further investigation by CVED uncovered both log-book and insecure-load
In fact, police said, Brook has been investigated three times within the
previous nine months for log violations, operating under the influence, and
possession of alcohol and controlled substances.
The Federal Motor Carrier Administration, informed of the case, “promptly
issued a federal out-of-service order for Brook as a driver who is an
imminent hazard,” police said.
“This out-of-service order is one of the first of its kind and this
investigation received the attention of FMCA Administrator Anne S. Ferro as
well as that of U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood,” police said.