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Truck driver accused of hitting bicyclists declared 'imminent hazard to public safety'

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Posted at 12:52 PM, Dec 28, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared Arizona-licensed commercial driver Jordan A. Barson to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.

Barson is accused of hitting a group of bicyclists on U.S. 95 near Boulder City on Dec. 10. Five bicyclists died.

Barson was tested by Nevada Highway patrol after the incident and 10 times the lawful amount of methamphetamine.

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Barson was employed by RoadRunner Transport in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, at the time.

FMCSA’s imminent hazard out-of-service order states that Barson’s “blatant violations of the [federal safety regulations] and ongoing and repeated disregard for the safety of the motoring public … substantially increases the likelihood of serious injury or death to you and motoring public.”

Barson and RoadRunner Transport AZ Inc. may also be subject to a civil penalty enforcement proceedings brought by FMCSA for violations of the Agency’s safety regulations.

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Barson was served the federal order on Dec. 23, 2020.