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Police enforcement on truckers results in dozens of charges

OPP and Greater Sudbury Police team-up to crackdown on commercial motor vehicles with 15 trucks pulled off the road

A three-day crackdown by provincial and municipal police has resulted in 15 commercial vehicles being pulled off the road and dozens of charges being laid throughout the Sudbury area, said a news release

Between May 29 and 31, members from the North East Region of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Greater Sudbury Police (GSPS) engaged in a three-day introduction to Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV) enforcement training program in various locations in the City of Greater Sudbury, said the release.

No less than 14 officers were involved in pulling over and inspecting 75 CMVs. Police said 15 of the trucks were pulled off the road. In addition police laid 66 provincial charges and 40 warnings were issued to drivers and businesses, said the release.

"The OPP and GSPS acknowledges and commends the many CMV drivers who contribute to safe Ontario roads by following traffic laws, driving at safe speeds and distances while complying with inspection requirements, adhering to recording their hours and making sure loads are secure," said the release.