ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 14, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Bettina Gregory) Tests reported determining marijuana use by Conrail engineer Ricky Gates and brakeman Edward Cromwell prior to recent collision with Amtrak train in MD; death toll and circumstances of crash recalled. Gates' long history of driving violations include DUI outlined on screen; federal law noted not barring poor drivers from operating other vehicles. [National Association of Railroad Passengers spokesperson Ross CAPON - question why poor driver was allowed to control train.]
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