The inspection of the two commercial motor vehicles that were involved in the crash on U.S. Route 7 in North Ferrisburg Aug. 23 has been completed. Inspectors with Vermont DMV’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit who were called to the scene of the crash have noted 13 driver violations and nine equipment violations related to the condition of the trucks at the time of the crash.
Joseph Barwick, 40, the driver of the southbound truck tractor was found to have multiple log book violations including an attempt to conceal the number of hours he actually drove over a seven day period. Barwick had been stopped on Aug. 15 in New York for not having a medical certificate and on the day of the crash he was still out of compliance by not obtaining one. Barwick will be issued two traffic tickets totaling $427 for the noted violations and was placed out of service for the log book violations.
Iva Williams, 50, the driver of the northbound tractor trailer unit was discovered to be in possession of alcohol and prescription drugs not prescribed to her. Williams had multiple log book violations and did not possess are valid medical certificate. Williams will be receiving two traffic tickets totaling $232 for the noted violations and was also placed out of service.
Truck owner Reithoffer Manufacturing, Inc. will be issued two traffic tickets for $933 related to the equipment violations and for permitting a medically unqualified driver to operate a commercial motor vehicle.