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Medical examiner busted for issuing bogus certs, 600 drivers need new medical cards

More than 600 truck operators have been told they need to renew their DOT medical certifications after the arrest of a Georgia-based medical examiner. Tonya Yawn-Lewis of Helena, Ga., was recently arrested by DOT investigators for allegedly issuing bogus medical certifications. Yawn-Lewis was an approved examiner in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. According to a press release from the DOT, investigators found that she “routinely signed [medical reports] for CDL holders without performing medical examinations on the drivers.” read more at


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