State police stop tractor-trailer driver twice in three days

Ralph Toro had been barred from operating a truck in any state.

Maine State Police arrested a truck driver who was previously barred from operating in all 50 states. A state trooper stopped a tractor-trailer truck for inspection on Friday on Route 1 in Yarmouth. The driver was Ralph Toro, 48, of Orange Park, Florida, according to a post on the Maine State Police Facebook page. The truck was being operated by Cloud Accounting LLC of Schooleys Mountain, N.J. During the inspection, Cpl. Chris Rogers determined Toro’s right to operate a motor vehicle was under 10 active suspensions in New York. He was also suspended in North Carolna, barring him from operating a commercial vehicle in any state.

The trooper also determined Toro had been driving beyond his allowed hours, and he had falsified his hours in his log book on multiple days. State police placed Toro out of service until he was able to clear his license suspensions, and his truck was towed from the scene. He was issued criminal summonses for driving after being disqualified and operating a false logbook. On Monday, three days later, another trooper was conducting routine inspections in Auburn. He stopped Toro driving a different truck. His license suspensions were not resolved, and he had again falsified his logbook. Toro was arrested and taken to Androscoggin County Jail. Bail was set at $1,500 cash. He was again charged with operating after being disqualified, falsifying his logbook and operating after being placed out of service.

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