Uber driver in building crash has lost license 3 times in past


Jordan Graham Friday, October 28, 2016


The Uber driver behind the wheel of an SUV that slammed into a Beacon Hill building Wednesday has a lengthy driving record that includes numerous license suspensions and seven accidents that he was found to be at fault in, registry records show.

Jean Caillot of Randolph has a six-page driving record detailing 30 years of speeding violations, accidents and safety violations, according to MassDOT.

He has also had his license suspended three times for accruing too many violations and had to complete a mandated driver education course in 2002.

An Uber spokeswoman confirmed Caillot was the driver involved in yesterday’s crash.

Caillot’s Toyota Rav4 crashed into a brick wall near the intersection of Myrtle and Grove streets about 3:15 p.m., police say. Both Caillot and a passenger were taken by ambulance to an area hospital to be treated for minor injuries. Police said yesterday that Caillot has not been cited in the crash.

In recent years, Caillot has been ticketed for failing to use safety in Brookline, making an improper turn in Watertown, and for two separate accidents in Dorchester in 2008 and in Watertown in 2014. Still, Uber said Caillot’s record did not disqualify him from driving for the company because it only looks at recent activity, not a driver’s entire driving history.

According to Uber’s guidelines, potential drivers must have three or fewer traffic violations within the past three years, and no major violations such as a drunken driving charge. The recently passed state law regulating Uber drivers only requires four or fewer violations in the past three years.