Glenn Chappell, the school bus driver involved in the fatal bus crash on Tuesday, was not authorized to drive a commercial vehicle because his medical exam certificate expired, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration told the 11 News I-Team on Thursday.
"The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) is actively assisting law enforcement’s bus crash investigation. The MVA determined that effective 09-01-2016, Mr. Glenn R. Chappell was no longer authorized to drive a commercial motor vehicle because he failed to provide an updated Medical Examiner’s Certificate, which expired on 08-31-2016," the MVA said in a statement to the I-Team.
"MVA sent him two letters notifying him of the consequences of not providing his Medical Examiner’s Certificate: 07-17-2016 and 09-08-2016. Based on federal regulations, employers are required to maintain a Medical Examiner’s Certificate, which includes the date of expiration, for all of their CDL drivers.