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City of Surprise Police Department

For Immediate Release

Police Department
14250 W. Statler Plaza
Surprise, Arizona 85374
Office 623.222.4000
Fax 623.222.4008
CONTACT: Sergeant Mark Ortega
Public Information Officer
Office:  623.222.4270    Pager:  602.208.1724

Police Conduct Commercial Vehicle Inspections

SURPRISE, AZ (December 12, 2007) The Surprise Police Department, with the assistance of the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department Commercial Vehicle Division, set up an inspection/weigh station at State Route 303 and Bell Road, on December 10.

Trucks that passed through the Weigh/Inspection Station 110
Violations Recorded 30
Trucks Placed Out of Service for Dangerous Violations 11
Over Weight Totals Cited for 84,749 lbs

Some of the dangerous violations that were recorded were, no brakes, severely worn or damaged tires, leaking air lines and major diesel fuel leaks.

“The detail was extremely successful in keeping the roadways safe for the citizens of Surprise during this holiday season” said Sergeant Mike Ferrara, Supervisor of the Surprise Police Department’s Traffic Services Unit.