Homer Police joined State Troopers and the Department of Transportation on Thursday (August 29) for a day of commercial motor vehicle safety inspection on South West Street and Route 281.
After inspecting more than 70 commercial vehicles, Police cited more than 230 violations and issued 49 tickets.
Thirty-two trailers were pulled off the road to address mandatory weight or mechanical issues, with most of them allowed back on the road once the problems were corrected. Two vehicles were overweight and 14 were overlength.
Nine drivers were taken out off the road indefinitely for issues with their certifications or license.
Two were arrested for possession of marijuana while operating a commercial vehicle.
Homer Police Chief Bob Pitman said these inspections are done not only to keep the area’s roads safe, but to address the issue of trucks traveling through the village to bypass the inspection site on Interstate-81 in Preble.
Officers with the Homer Police Department along with troopers from the New York State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit and safety inspectors from the New York State Department of Transportation.
(See photos from Homer Police below)