For the first time in over three years, Sag Harbor Village police assisted the State Police Department’s commercial vehicle enforcement unit with an inspection checkpoint in the village.
On May 16 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Sag Harbor officers directed trucks and vans to Havens Beach, where the two agencies checked for compliance with commercial vehicle rules. On Instagram the next day, Sag Harbor reported that the effort turned up 130 violations.
The total number of vehicles inspected was not available by press time, but together, state and village officers wrote 50 tickets and took about a quarter of the trucks and vans off the road. At least one arrest was made, for driving with a suspended registration.
“They’re a great unit that’s available to everyone on the East End,” Chief Austin J. McGuire said of the state enforcement unit. “They took some dangerous trucks out of service. It keeps everyone on their feet and keeps potential tragedies off the road.”