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Commercial Vehicle Inspector Expert Witness


Expert Witness No. 6

FORMAL EDUCATION

  • Fern Creek High School (Louisville, KY), 1969
  • University of Louisville (Louisville, KY), 
  • Bachelor of Science Degree - Counseling and Guidance 1987

EXPERIENCE

  • United States Army, August 1970 - April 1972 – Honorable Discharge
  • U. S. Army Reserves, April 1972- August 1973.
  • Louisville Division of Police
  • September 1972 - 2006. Retired
  • Training: Sept. 1972 - Feb. 1973.
  • Patrol: Feb. 1973 - Apr. 1983.
  • Traffic Bureau: Apr. 1983 -  Jan. 2006.
  • Technical Accident Investigation Unit – Team Leader (Jan. 1988 – Jan. 2006)
  • Commercial Vehicle Inspector –  1991 –  
  • Full Accreditation as a Traffic Accident Reconstruction Specialist 
  • The Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction, (A.C.T.A.R.) (Reg. # 201 From October 1993 to the Present.
  • Certificate of Qualification as a Traffic Accident Reconstruction Specialist, (ACTAR) May 1992.
  • Owner of "Accident Reconstruction Consultants, Inc."
  • Licensed Private Investigator by the Commonwealth of Kentucky,  From July 2004 to the Present.

ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION/RECONSTRUCTION

  • "Advance Accident Investigation,"

           Kentucky Law Enforcement Council Bureau of Training

           (Shelby Campus: Louisville, Kentucky), August, 1984.

  • "At-Scene / Traffic Homicide Accident Investigation,"

           Department of Criminal Justice Training, Kentucky Justice Cabinet

            (Eastern Kentucky University Campus: Richmond, Kentucky), October, 1989.

  • "Advance Accident Investigation,"

            University of North Florida - Institute of Police Technology and Management

            (Eastern Kentucky University Campus: Richmond, Kentucky), October, 1989.

  • "Accident Reconstruction,"

             University of North Florida - Institute of Police Technology and Management

             (Eastern Kentucky University Campus: Richmond, Kentucky), March, 1990

  • "Investigation of Commercial Vehicle Accidents,"

           University of North Florida - Institute of Police Technology and Management

           (Eastern Kentucky University Campus: Richmond, Kentucky), March, 1990.

  • "1990 Accident Reconstruction Conference,"

          College of Continuing Education and Public Service

          (Illinois State University:  Normal, Illinois), October 4-6, 1990.

  • "North American Standard Driver / Vehicle Inspection Course,"

            Department of Criminal Justice Training, Kentucky Justice Cabinet

            (Eastern Kentucky University Campus: Richmond, Kentucky), January, 1991.

  • "Collision Dynamics:  Issues and Answers Seminar,"

            Accident Reconstruction Consultants, Inc. Co-host with University of Louisville

            Department of Forensic Pathology: Louisville, Kentucky), March 9, 1991.

  • "Microcomputer Application Programs in Traffic Accident Reconstruction,"

           Northwestern University Traffic Institute, (Evanston, IL), March 18-22, 1991.

  • "Kentucky Hazardous Materials and Cargo Tank Training,"

            Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

            (Eastern Kentucky University Campus: Richmond, Kentucky), April, 1991.

  • "Retraining Seminar for the Traffic Accident Investigator,"

            University of North Florida - Institute of Police Technology and Management

            (Kentucky State Police Academy: Frankfort, Kentucky), April, 1991.

  • "Investigation of Motorcycle Accidents,"

           University of North Florida - Institute of Police Technology and Management

            (IPTM Campus: Jacksonville, Florida), August 12-16, 1991.

  • "Grade Crossing Collision Investigation,"

            Norfolk Southern Railroad & Operation Lifesaver, Inc.

            (Louisville, Kentucky), September 25-27, 1991.

  • "1991 Accident Reconstruction Conference,"

           College of Continuing Education and Public Service

           (Illinois State University:  Normal, Illinois), October 10-12, 1991.

ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION/RECONSTRUCTION

  • "Instructor - Certified by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council,"

             Beginning 1991 - To Present in aspects of Patrol Procedures and

  • Accident Investigations and Reconstruction. 

            (Eastern Kentucky University Campus: Richmond, Kentucky), November, 1991.

  • "Collision Dynamics:  Issues and Answers Seminar,"

             Accident Reconstruction Consultants, Inc. Co-host with Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys (KATA),

             (Louisville, Kentucky), March 14, 1992.

  • "Special Problems in Traffic Accident Reconstruction,"

              University of North Florida - Institute of Police Technology and Management

               (IPTM Campus: Jacksonville, Florida), April 13-17, 1992.

  •  "Forensic Physics Applied to Accident Reconstruction,"

              Colorado School of Mines,  

               (Colorado School of Mines Campus: Golden, Colorado), August 18-21, 1992.

  • "1992 Accident Reconstruction Conference,"

             College of Continuing Education and Public Service

            (Illinois State University:  Normal, Illinois), October 1-13, 1992.

  • "Collision Dynamics:  Issues and Answers Seminar,"

             Accident Reconstruction Consultants, Inc. Co-host with Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys (KATA),

             (Louisville, Kentucky), March 13, 1993.

  • "Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Investigation,"

             Texas A & M - Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX)

               (Plano, Texas), May 3-7, 1993.

  • "1993 Accident Reconstruction Conference,"

              Illinois Association of Technical Accident Investigators, IATAI,

              (Mundelein, Illinois), October 14-16, 1993.

  • "Collision Dynamics:  Issues and Answers Seminar,"

            Accident Reconstruction Consultants, Inc. (Louisville, Kentucky), March 12, 1994.

  • "TAARS, SOAR, WATAI Combined Conference,"

             Texas A & M - Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) (TEEX

              Campus, College Station, Texas),

             September 15-17, 1994.

  • "Advanced Commercial Vehicle Accident Investigating and Reconstruction,"Texas A & M - Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) (TEEX Campus, College Station, Texas), September 18-23, 1994.
  • "Hours of Service Training,"

            U. S. Department of Transportation, Office of Motor Carriers, 

            (Frankfort, Kentucky), January 17-19, 1995.

  • "Basic Hazardous Materials Inspection Course,"

             U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Motor Carriers, 

             (Richmond, Kentucky), March 6-10, 1995.

  • "Tank Cargo Roadside Inspection Course,"

             U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Motor Carriers National  Training

             Center, (Richmond, Kentucky), June 5-9, 1995.

  • "Forensic Mapping,"

            MJC & Associates, Sokkia Mapping Systems, 

            (Louisville Police Headquarters, Louisville, Kentucky), June 26-30, 1995

  • "Advanced Commercial Vehicle Accident Investigating and Reconstruction,"

              Texas A & M - Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) (JCC Campus, Louisville, Kentucky), July 10-15, 1995.

  • "Advanced Accident Reconstruction,"

             Texas A & M - Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX)

              (Houston, Texas), February 5-9, 1996.

  • "Railroad Grade Crossing Accident Investigation,"

             Department of Criminal Justice Training, Kentucky Justice Cabinet (Jefferson County Urban Government Center:

              Louisville, Kentucky), May, 1996.

  • "Applied Physics for Traffic Accident Reconstruction,"

            Texas A & M - Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX)

             (Houston, Texas), June 2-6, 1997.

  • "Accident Investigation: Commercial / Pedestrian,"

            Department of Criminal Justice Training, Kentucky Justice Cabinet (Jefferson County Urban Government Center:

            Louisville, Kentucky), October 1997.

  • "Advanced Accident Reconstruction Seminar,"

             Kentucky State Police 

            (Kentucky State Police Academy: Frankfort, Kentucky), November 1997.

  • "Media Relations for Law Enforcement Personnel,"

           University of Louisville, Southern Police Institute

           (U of L, SPI, Louisville, Kentucky), January, 1998.

  • "Contour, Profile and Cross-Section Seminar 98,"

            Georgia Public Safety Training Center, (Forsyth, Ga.), February 1998.

  • "Vehicle Damage & Energy Relationship In Collision Reconstruction,"

            Texas A & M - Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX)

            (Dayton, Ohio), June 15-19, 1998.

  • "Commercial Vehicle Accident Investigation Seminar,"

            Texas A & M - Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX)

             and Montgomery County (Ohio) Sheriff's Department, (Dayton, Ohio), October  19, 1998.

  • "Acceleration and VC2000 Familiarization Class,"

             Vericom Computers, Inc.,  Headquarters of the Louisville Police Department, (Louisville, Kentucky) February 1, 1999

  • "World Reconstruction Exposition 2000" (WREX 2000),

               Texas A & M - Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX)

                (Texas A & M Campus, Brian Station, Texas), September 2000.

  • "Advanced Mapscenes in Forensic Mapping,"  

           West Chester Police Department, Cincinnati, Ohio, July 2002.

  • "2002 Accident Reconstruction Conference,"

            Illinois Association of Technical Accident Investigators, IATAI,

            (Rockford, Illinois), September 18-20, 2002.

  • "Kentucky State Police Advanced Accident Reconstruction Seminar,"

            Kentucky State Police, KSP, (Frankfort, Kentucky) October 21-25, 2002.

  • "Human Factors for Traffic Crash Reconstruction,"

             West Chester Police Department, (West Chester, Ohio), March 24-29, 2003.

  • "Crush Energy and Statistics in Accident Reconstruction,"

            West Chester Police Department, (West Chester, Ohio), July 21-23, 2003.

  • "Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) System Operator,"

            Collision Safety Institute, Inc., (Louisville, KY), August 25-26, 2003.

  • "Computer Aided Diagramming, AutoSketch 7.0,"

              ARTIMIS, University of Cincinnati, Raymond Walters College, Blue Ash Police Department,

              (Blue Ash, Ohio) December 15-19, 2003.

  • "Advance Commercial Vehicle Accident Investigation,"

            University of North Florida - Institute of Police Technology and Management

            (Lexington-Fayette Police Department, Lexington, Kentucky), January 12-16, 2004.

  • "North American Standard Level 1,"

            U. S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 

            (Department of Motor Vehicle Enforcement, Frankfort, Kentucky), May 18-19, 2004.

  • "Vetronix Crash Data Retrieval System,"

             University of North Florida - Institute of Police Technology and Management

              (Frankfort, Kentucky), August 9-10, 2004.

  • "General Hazardous Materials,"

               U. S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

               (Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement, Frankfort, Kentucky), August 30 to September 3, 2004.

  • "Damage Analysis & Energy Methods in Traffic Crash Reconstruction,"

            Synercon, (Lexington-Fayette Police Department, Lexington, KY), January 17-22, 2005.

  • "Vista FX2 Collision & Crime Scene Diagramming Course,"

             Visual Statement Inc, (Kentucky State Police, Frankfort, KY), November 7-8, 2005.

  • "Advanced Collision/Crime Scene Reconstruction Using Vista FX2,"

             Visual Statement Inc, (Puerto Vallarta, Jal. Mexico), February 6-10, 2006.

  • "Train the Trainer Collision/Crime Scene Reconstruction Using Vista FX2,"

            Visual Statement Inc, (Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada), June 5- 9, 2006.

  • "Traffic Crash Reconstruction Technology Conference,"

            Illinois Association of Traffic Accident Investigators, (Bloomington/Normal, IL), September 5- 8, 2006.

  • "Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) System Operator Training Series,"

           Collision Safety Institute, (Dayton, Ohio), September 11-15, 2006.

  • "Forensic Animation, Using Vista FX3"

           Visual Statement Inc, (Puerto Vallarta, Jal. Mexico), February 12 -16, 2007.

  • “Forensic Animation,"

           University of North Florida - Institute of Police Technology and Management

            (IPTM Campus: Jacksonville, Florida), March 26 -30, 2007.

  • “Vista FX3 Trainers Update,"

             Visual Statement Inc, (Puerto Vallarta, Jal. Mexico), February 25 -28, 2008.

  • "Crashteams Conference,"

             Crashteams, (Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada), August 11-14, 2008.

  • "Methodology and Techniques of Crash Data Retrieval,"

          University of North Florida - Institute of Police Technology and Management

          (Regional Emergency Operations Center, Cincinnati), Ohio, December 8-12, 2008.

  • “Crashteams Conference,"

          Crashteams, (Puerto Vallarta, Jal. Mexico), March 23-27, 2009.

  • "Bendix Air Brake Introductory Class,"

            Bendix, (Ocean City, Maryland), October 6, 2009.

  • “Heavy Vehicle Crash Resconstruction,” NAPARS 25TH Anniversary Combined Conference,

            NAPARS, (Ocean City, Maryland), October 7 - 9, 2009.

  • “CDR Bosch Technician & Analyst Certification Course,” Collision Safety Institute,

            Fairfax County Criminal Justice Training (Chantilly, VA) February 15 - 19, 2010.

  • “Human Factors for Traffic Accident Reconstruction,” Accident Dynamics Research Center,

             (Hanover, MD),  March 15 - 19, 2010.

  • “Advance Collision Reconstruction with CDR Applications,” Accident Analysis & Reconstruction, Inc. 

          (Las Vegas, NV),  October 10-14, 2011.

  • “Crush Energy Analysis in Collision Reconstruction.” Accident Analysis & Reconstruction, Inc. 

            (Las Vegas, NV), March 12 - 16, 2012.

  • “Crash Data Retrieval Operators and Analysis Course with Advanced Analysis Using the Bosch Crash Data Retrieval System” 
  •   Crash Data Specialist, (Hattiesburg, MS), December 4 -7, 2012
  • “Advance Collision Reconstruction with CDR Applications,” Accident Analysis & Reconstruction, Inc

            (Frankfort, KY) April 14 – 18, 2014

  • “World Reconstruction Exposition 2016 (WREX 2016)

             Orlando, Florida), May 2 -6, 2016).

  • “Preserving and Analyzing Information from Heavy Vehicle EDRs,” Northwestern University Center for Public Safety (Marietta, GA) March 20 – 25, 2017.
  • “Advance Crash Reconstruction Utilizing Human Factors Research,” Northwestern University Center for Public Safety (Evanston, IL) May15 - 19, 2017.

PARTICIPATION IN FIELD TESTING

In All Areas of Accident Reconstruction

"Investigation of Motorcycle Accidents,"

University of North Florida - Institute of Police Technology and Management

(IPTM Campus: Jacksonville, Florida), August 12-16, 1991.

 

"Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Investigation,"

Texas A & M - Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) (Plano, Texas), May 3-7, 1993.

"1993 Accident Reconstruction Conference,"

Illinois Association of Technical Accident Investigators, IATAI,

(Mundelein, Illinois), October 14-16, 1993.

 

"Collision Dynamics:  Issues and Answers Seminar,"

Accident Reconstruction Consultants, Inc.  (Louisville, Kentucky), March 12, 1994.

 

"TAARS, SOAR, WATAI Combined Conference,"

Texas A & M - Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) (TEEX Campus, College Station, Texas), September 15-17, 1994.

 

"Advanced Commercial Vehicle Accident Investigating and Reconstruction,"

Texas A & M - Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) (Louisville, Kentucky), July 10-15, 1995.

 

"Vehicle Damage & Energy Relationship In Collision Reconstruction,"

Texas A & M - Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) (Dayton, Ohio), June 15-19, 1998.

 

"Commercial Vehicle Accident Investigation Seminar,"

Texas A & M - Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) and Montgomery County (Ohio) Sheriff's Department, (Dayton, Ohio), October 19, 1998.

 

"Acceleration and VC2000 Familiarization Class,"

Vericom Computers, Inc., Louisville Police Department, (Louisville, Kentucky)

February 1, 1999.

 

"World Reconstruction Exposition 2000 “ (WREX 2000),

Texas A & M - Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) (Texas A & M Campus, Brian Station, Texas), September 2000. 

 

"Human Factors for Traffic Crash Reconstruction,"

West Chester Police Department, (West Chester, Ohio), March 24-29, 2003.

 

"Vetronix Crash Data Retrieval System,"

University of North Florida - Institute of Police Technology and Management

(Frankfort, Ky), August 9-10, 2004.

 

"Traffic Crash Reconstruction Technology Conference,"

I.A.T.A.I. (Bloomington/Normal, Illinois), September 5- 8, 2006.

 

“Pole Impact Study,”

West Chester Police Department and Rumpke, Cincinnati, Ohio, July 21, 2007.

 

“Heavy Vehicle Crash Resconstruction,” NAPARS 25TH Anniversary Combined Conference,

NAPARS, (Ocean City, Maryland), October 7 - 9, 2009

PRODUCTIONS & PRESENTATIONS:

"Collision Dynamics:  Issues and Answers Seminar,"

Accident Reconstruction Consultants, Inc. Co-host with University of Louisville

Department of Forensic Pathology: Louisville, Kentucky), March 9, 1991.

 

"Collision Dynamics:  Issues and Answers Seminar,"

Accident Reconstruction Consultants, Inc. Co-host with Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys (KATA) (Louisville, Kentucky), March 14, 1992.

 

"Collision Dynamics:  Issues and Answers Seminar,"

Accident Reconstruction Consultants, Inc. Co-host with Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys (KATA) (Louisville, Kentucky), March 13, 1993.

 

Training Video - "Occupant and Vehicle Dynamics:  A Low Speed City Intersection Collision," March 1993.

 

"Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Investigation,"

Texas A & M - Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) (Louisville, Kentucky), March 7-11, 1994.

 

"Collision Dynamics:  Issues and Answers Seminar,"

Accident Reconstruction Consultants, Inc.

(Louisville, Kentucky), March 12 1994.

 

"Advanced Commercial Vehicle Accident Investigating and Reconstruction,"

Texas A & M - 

Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) 

(Louisville, Kentucky), July 10-15, 1995.

 

“Accident Investigator II” - “Hardware Horror” 

Discovery’s Health HD Channel – CMJ Productions, 

(Montreal, Canada) Filmed in August, 2006, 1st Showing in February, 2007.

 

“Accident Reconstruction and 3D Animation”

Association One – 2008 Seminar

Horseshoe Hotel and Casino, Elizabeth, In. February 21-23, 2008.

 

“Forensic Animation- Why We Should Use 3D Animation”

Greater Lexington Paralegal Association, First Technology Seminar

Spencerian College, Lexington, KY, May 16, 2008.

 

Lexington Plaintiff Bar Association Meeting,

Lexington, KY, September, 2008.

 

Kentucky Paralegal Association, 20th Annual Conference

Galt House, Louisville, KY, November 7, 2008.

 

“Understanding the Vehicle Dynamics with Heavy Trucks Equipped with Air Brakes,”

Kentucky Justice Association, Heavy Trucks Litigation Seminar

Hyatt Hotel, Lexington, Kentucky, 2008

 

“3D Animation in Accident Reconstruction”

Waters, Tyler, Scott, Hofmann, Doane, Seminar 2008,

Horseshoe Hotel & Resort, Elizabeth, Indiana, December 4, 2008.

 

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