A truck driver banned from operating a commercial motor vehicle in all 50 states was stopped by police two times in three days over the weekend.
The truck driver, 48-year-old Ralph Toro, was stopped in both Yarmouth, and Auburn Maine.
According to the Press Herald, Toro was first stopped for an inspection in a Cloud Accounting LLC semi truck on Friday, March 16th on Route 1 in Yarmouth. During the inspection, officer Chris Rogers discovered that Toro’s commercial driver’s license was under 10 active suspensions in New York, as well as one suspension in North Carolina. Together, these suspensions technically banned him from driving anywhere in the United States.
Trooper Rogers then discovered that Toro was violating the Hours of Service rules, and had falsified his log books on multiple occasions in the last week. Toro was then placed out of service, and his truck was towed from the scene. He was issued criminal summonses for driving while under suspension and operating under a false log book.
Then on March 19th, Toro was stopped again by a trooper conducting routine inspections in Auburn, Maine, this time in a different semi truck. During that inspection, the trooper discovered that Toro had not resolved his license suspensions, and that his log books were again falsified.
Toro was then arrested and taken to the Androscoggin County Jail on $1,500 cash bail. He was again charged with operating after being disqualified, falsifying his logbook, and operating after being placed out of service.