Driver Of Horse Trailer Issued Misdemeanor Citations
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Following a truck inspection, the driver of a tractor trailer carrying horses that buckled on a local interstate, causing one of the horses to be put down, has been issued several misdemeanor citations.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol cited 42-year-old Scott E. York for operating a commercial vehicle without a commercial driver license (CDL), no commercial tag, log book violation, brake violation, defective tire and unsafe operations.
York was driving the trailer carrying 37 horses from Three Angels Farm to Texas when it buckled on its own. The incident blocked traffic on Interstate 440 westbound between mile marker 6 and 7 for hours on Tuesday afternoon.
Thirty-six of the horses inside had to be moved to another trailer after the crash while one had to be euthanized when it couldn't stand up.
In January, a tractor trailer from Three Angels Farms hauling 36 horses overturned on Interstate 40 outside Nashville. Approximately 36 horses were on board at the time of the crash. Four of them died in the crash.
York will be in the Davidson County General Sessions Court on July 25.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration continues to investigate.