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On Thursday, April 3, 2014 the Irvington Police Department in conjunction with the New York State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit, the Westchester County Solid Waste Commission, the Westchester County Department of Consumer Affairs, New York State Environmental Conservation Police and the New York State Department of Transportation conducted a CommerciallPassenger Vehicle and Traffic Safety Checkpoint on Route 9 in Irvington. This checkpoint is one component of the Irvington Police Department's continuing effort to take unsafe trucks off our local roads, increase compliance with the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law and assure that Home Improvement contractors doing business in our community are properly licensed. The checkpoint was in operation from 7:00 am until 2:30 pm, with the truck inspections taking place in the Immaculate Conception Church parking lot.
Based upon data recovered from a License Plate Reader used at the checkpoint, 3660 vehicles passed through the checkpoint.
A total of 50 summonses were issued for various violations that included various infractions of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law, Environmental Conservation Law, Tax Law and the Transportation Law:
- 4 misdemeanor arrests for operating vehicles while the registration was suspended or revoked.- 1 driver was summonsed for driving without a license.- 3 Other Penal Law Arrests- 21 Home Improvement contractors were checked, 3 were summonsed for Operating without a Home Improvement License.- 4 vehicles were impounded.- 6 trucks were temporarily taken out of service until defective equipment was replaced or repaired on site.