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Commercial Vehicle Blitz Yields Numerous Violations

Date of News Release: 06/21/2011

(Louisville, Ky.) -- Last Thursdsay (06/16/2011), ten Kentucky State Police officers initiated a commercial vehicle blitz in Washington County.

During this period, 52 commercial trucks were inspected. Of the 52 inspections, 25 of those were Level 1's, or full inspections. Six walk around inspections were performed, while 21 driver credential inspections were initiated.

There were 69 equipment violations discovered, with 7 vehicles placed out of service while 2 tractor trailers were impounded. There were 3 drivers placed out of service with one driver being arrested and lodged in the Marion County Detention Center. A total of 29 citations were issued during the blitz.

Motorists and commercial vehicle operators can expect to see an increased presence of the Kentucky State Police in Washington County.

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