WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation has declared a Tennessee man charged in connection with a Maine crash that killed two people to be an imminent hazard to public safety.

Investigators say 54-year-old Randall Weddle of Greenville, Tenn., was driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding at the time of the March crash. He faces two counts of manslaughter and two counts of aggravated criminal operating under the influence.

The DOT’s declaration comes with an order that Weddle not drive a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.

Weddle’s attorney, David Paris, says he has received the order but hasn’t thoroughly reviewed it yet. Paris says it’ll take months to put a case together for his client, who has pleaded not guilty.

The crash in Washington killed 74-year-old Paul Fowles and 45-year-old Christina Torres-York.

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