Truck Driver Involved In Accident Found In Possession Of Illegal Drugs, Not In Possession Of Valid License

The driver who was involved in a single vehicle truck accident in New Jersey in October was found to be driving on a suspended license and was in possession of illegal drugs as well at the time of the crash, according to the Asbury Park Press.

The driver, 23-year-old Edwin Benitez lost control of his commercial truck and crashed into a utility pole, shutting down the roadway for several hours.  As officers were investigating the accident they found a bag of marijuana in Benitez’s backpack, said Sgt. Eric Hoffman.

“I don’t know if it was a contributing factor in the crash,” said Hoffman.  Benitez was charged with driving with a suspended license, operating in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, careless driving and failure to drive within a single lane.  What do you think?  Should Benitez ever be allowed to drive a commercial truck again?  Would your opinion be different if someone were injured or killed?

Spevack Law Firm—Middlesex County truck accident attorneys


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