Officer Charles Tinsley
Public Affairs Officer
CVE Regional Office
Kentucky State Police
Morehead, KY 40351
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Weigh Detail US 27 / US 150 Garrard and Lincoln Counties
Date of News Release: 04/26/2013
(Richmond, KY) -- During the first quarter of the 2013 calander year the CVE division of the Kentucky State Police has increased it's presence on certain highways. Overweight commercial vehicles have been an increasing problem in Kentucky and the problem is being addressed with the deployment of portable scales and increased patrol.
During the details that were conducted, officers have been able to weigh 400 CMV's and cite 35 for being overweight. Officers were also able to discover 80 other violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Adminstration that resulted in 12 vehicles and 10 drivers being placed out of service. While conducting the inspections of these vehicles there were also 5 fugitive warrants served on occupants of the CMV's. This has been another concentrated effort to monitor the safe driving conditions for all motorists on Kentucky's highways.