Police Conduct Inspection Checkpoint

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The Town of Warwick Police Department, along with the New York State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, and the Town of Chester Police Department, conducted an inspection checkpoint on Thurs., Sept. 17 at the intersection of Rt. 94 South and Warwick Turnpike.  

This area has been the sight of many serious motor vehicle accidents over the last several years involving commercial vehicles with safety violations.   On Aug. 14 a dump truck carrying boulders went through the intersection without brakes and rolled onto its side in the field off of the roadway.  

  The inspections focused on violations that would deem a commercial vehicle out of service. In total, 17 vehicles were cited and placed out of service. One vehicle had been previously cited and was still being operated.  That vehicle was impounded and the driver is facing a fine of $10,000.   

  Warwick Turnpike is maintained by Orange County and since the accident on Aug. 14 they have increased the signage to the New Jersey border.  

“There will be future random checkpoints at the location with the goal of preventing another tragic accident at this intersection,” said Warwick Police Lt. John Rader. 

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The Town of Warwick Police Department, along with the New York State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, & the Town of Chester Police Department, conducted an inspection checkpoint.

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The Town of Warwick Police Department, along with the New York State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, & the Town of Chester Police Department, conducted an inspection checkpoint.

 

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