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Truck inspections in Crystal turn up problems
Crystal residents may have noticed many trucks being pulled over Tuesday. Police had their eyes on commercial trucks for safety violations.

Officers from Crystal, New Hope, Edina and the Minnesota State Patrol conducted the joint inspections. Officials say they would rather discover the problem during the crackdown, than find violations after a crash happened.

During the commercial inspection saturation, police would spot a truck with potential problems and then bring them back to the Crystal Community Center parking lot to be inspected.

"The truck I inspected had quite a few issues, it had some tires that were bad," said Crystal traffic officer Mason Barland.  

Barland discovered a trailer with serious safety concerns. It had no working brakes.

"If the driver had to make an invasive lane change, and the trailer were to break away from the truck, the trailer would keep rolling and now it's a 6,000 pound missile going down the road," said Barland.

The vehicle also had a flat tire, and the truck wasn't registered, meaning it's not legally supposed to be on the road.

"It's up to the inspectors whether or not they want to  issue citations, which would be a criminal offense, which is something that would have a fine associated with it," explained Barland.

There's no word yet on how many trucks were pulled over and given citations. At the airing of this story officials were still tallying up numbers.


Sonya Goins, reportins
sgoins@ccxmedia.org

April 11, 2017


 

 
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