Commission Revokes License of Mechanic for Heroin Possession and Attempt to Elude Police
March 15, 2016
Today, the Commission unanimously ordered the denial of the application and revocation of the temporary registration of mechanic Justin O. Clancy. Clancy, an employee of Cargotec Crane & Electric Services Inc. worked at Maher Terminals, LLC on its straddle carrier refurbishment project. After a hearing, an Administrative Law Judge found that Clancy, while registered as a longshoreman, endeavored to elude police in Elmwood Park, New Jersey and when apprehended was found to be in possession of 12 glassine envelopes of heroin. He then failed to report the resulting arrest to the Commission.
The Commission agreed with the Administrative Law Judge’s findings. The Commission found that Clancy efforts to elude police and possession of heroin indicated that his presence at the piers or other waterfront terminals in the Port of New York District represents a danger to the public peace or safety warranting his removal from the waterfront. The Commission also found that his failure to report his arrest warranted his removal from the waterfront. The Commission, therefore, ordered the denial of Clancy’s application for inclusion on the longshoreman’ register and the immediate revocation of Clancy’s temporary registration as a mechanic.