UPS driver fired, plumber disciplined after caught on video driving wrong way on US 54 ramp

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EL PASO, Texas — A UPS driver was fired and a New Age Plumbing employee disciplined Friday after ABC-7 cameras caught them between multiple drivers driving the wrong way down a US 54 driveway during a powerful rainstorm. .

Motorists who came to a halt at the Hercules exit on US-54 due to high water on Thursday decided they would either make their own way off the freeway or turn around and head toward oncoming traffic.

ABC-7’s cameras flipped as UPS and New Age Plumbing drivers turned around on US-54 toward oncoming traffic and then took the ramp in the wrong direction to get to the access route and avoid the traffic jam as a result. of floods.

In a statement to ABC-7, a UPS spokesperson said: “We train our drivers to follow traffic rules and protect public safety. The driver in question has been fired. His decision to leave the freeway was wrong and was not taken into account. aligned with his education or our culture of safe driving.”

And a spokeswoman for New Age Plumbing told ABC-7: “Thank you for sharing the information about our driver. It was a poor judgment on his part and we immediately regretted it. Please know that we have addressed the issue and this as a learning moment for our team.”

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