Niagara Police yank 26 trucks off the road during inspection at Lincoln

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Published August 18, 2022 at 10:36 am

Two days ago (August 16), Niagara Police, working in tandem with the OPP, Halton Police, MTO and the Town of Lincoln, did a suspect inspection of commercial trucks and ended up yanking 26 of them right off the road.

The joint enforcement initiative dubbed, “Operation Nuts and Bolts”, saw police direct over 200 vehicles, both passenger and commercial, into the Vineland Inspection Station and in the end, 40 vehicles were “comprehensively inspected.”

The police forces and MTO had already determined that a large number of trucks were deliberately bypassing the Vineland Inspection Station and using roads in both Lincoln and West Lincoln to skip the mandatory inspections.

In the end, officers issued 22 tickets, seized 10 sets of licence plates, and conducted two Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) on drivers displaying signs of impairment.

The Niagara Police say they remain committed “to achieving its identified goal of enhancing road safety, as outlined in the 2022-2025 Strategic Plan.”

Local residents wishing to report traffic complaints are encouraged to contact their Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU) by telephone at 905-688-4111, option #3, extension #1025555 or by email at trafficcomplaints@niagarapolice.ca

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