A Philadelphia truck driver who caused a fatal accident on January 23, 2009, will be spending 18 months in jail for falsifying his logs.
Valerjis Belovs was sentenced in U S District Court, for his role in a false logbook scheme that resulted in a fatal crash on US 76 that killed one person and injured several others. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison, 36 months of supervised release, and 2500 in fines.
In October 2011, Mr. Belovs pled guilty to 15 counts of making false statements on his logs. He admitted to falsifying his logbook to conceal the fact that he drove in excess of the allowable driving time without the required period of rest.
Mr. Belovs previously pled guilty to various state charges including one count of vehicular homicide. An analysis of his logbooks revealed that he was driving in excess of maximum hours at the time of the accident, when his truck plowed into stopped traffic.
The truck’s owner Victor Kalinitchll, was previously sentenced on state charges, as well was Joseph jadczak, who admitted selling inspection stickers to Mr. Kalinitchll without inspecting the truck that was involved in the accident.
THERE IS A LESSON IN HERE FOR EVERY DRIVER WE HAVE AT ALL THE BENNETT COMPANIES, WORTH NOTING THE JAIL TIMES WAS FOR THE FALSE LOGS AND NOT THE FATALITY.
KEEPING LOGS CURRENT AND ACCURATE WOULD HAVE PREVENTED PART OF THIS SAD STORY FROM HAPPENING…