SACRAMENTO — Gregory Ramirez saw his bail lowered Tuesday in his first court appearance after being accused of hitting a California Highway Patrol Officer while driving a FedEx semi-truck under the influence of narcotics.
Bail for Ramirez was dropped from $1 million down to $55,000, and the condition was imposed that Ramirez not drive with any level of drugs or alcohol in his system.
The CHP officer injured in the incident, Officer Vincent Smith, remains hospitalized in serious condition.
This accident on Sacramento’s cross-town highway Saturday isn’t the only one Ramirez has on his professional driving record.
On October 2, 2015, police say Ramirez was again behind the wheel of a FedEx semi when he had a collision on I-80 in Vallejo.
And again, police say Ramirez was at fault.
“We can confirm that Mr. Ramirez no longer provides service on behalf of FedEx Ground,” said Perry Colosimo, managing director of communications for FedEx.
Ramirez isn’t the only driver for the delivery company to wreck a semi in the Sacramento area recently.
On January 19, a FedEx semi crashed on southbound Highway 99, snarling traffic for hours.
And on December 10, 2015, an Elk Grove man was killed when police say a FedEx driver crashed into his truck on I-5 in Sacramento.
The CHP report on that wreck isn’t yet finalized, but witnesses tell FOX40 the driver of that FedEx rig was going far too fast for conditions.
“Drivers operating on FedEx Ground’s behalf are subjected to a background check, including a verification of driving history, as well as initial and random drug testing,” Colosimo said.