Greenwich police crack down on trucks at checkpoints

An operation led by Greenwich police this morning forced several trucks to be pulled over and ticketed. Police called it a large-scale safety effort to

GREENWICH - An operation led by Greenwich police this morning forced several trucks to be pulled over and ticketed.

Police called it a large-scale safety effort to make sure trucks are in compliance with federal and state statutes.

They say many trucks coming into the state try to bypass the weigh station at exit 2 on I-95 by taking Post Road.

Officers say they pulled trucks over at three different locations along the Connecticut-New York border, weighed them, inspected their brakes and made sure the drivers had proper licensing.

Officials say more than $35,000 in violations were issued at the checkpoints.

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