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Feds take trucker off the road

MITCHELL, S.D. -- A South Dakota one-man trucking company has been ordered to stop all commercial operations after safety violations were found in a federal investigation last year.

MITCHELL, S.D. - A South Dakota one-man trucking company has been ordered to stop all commercial operations after safety violations were found in a federal investigation last year.
After an unsatisfactory safety review, Roth Trucking, owned by Lonnie Roth of Mitchell, has been shut down by the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration after it found repeated instances of unsafe driving, including the use of alcohol, according to a report.
The 15-page report was handed down by the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration last month.
The report mentions Roth’s involvement in a crash last May near Adrian, Minn., on Interstate 90, among other incidents. Roth, 47 at the time, was driving a 2000 Peterbilt westbound when he lost control of the truck and it left the road and rolled in the median. The semi was totaled.

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Traxler is the assistant editor and sports editor for the Mitchell Republic. He's worked for the newspaper since 2014 and has covered a wide variety of topics. He can be reached at mtraxler@mitchellrepublic.com.
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