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Irvington Traffic Checkpoint Nets 101 Summonses

IRVINGTON, N.Y. – A vehicle and traffic safety checkpoint conducted Tuesday by Irvington police netted 101 summonses and arrests.

Irvington police said the checkpoint was conducted as part of the department's “continuing effort to take unsafe trucks off our local roads, increase compliance with the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law and assure home improvement contractors doing business in our community are property licensed.”

Police charged three drivers for operating vehicles while the registration was suspended or revoked, a misdemeanor. One other driver was charged with operating a motor vehicle while the operator’s license was suspended, a misdemeanor.

Police did not release the names of those charged with misdemeanors.

Police issued 93 summonses for vehicle and traffic law violations, as well as violations of the Environmental Conservation Law and the Transportation Law.

Police impounded five vehicles, including two passenger cars, a tractor trailer, a box truck and a van.

A total of 39 home improvement contractors were checked, leading to four summonses for operating without a home improvement license.

Police conducted the checkpoint between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Route 9, with truck inspections taking place in the Immaculate Conception Church parking lot. More than 7,400 vehicles passed through the checkpoint and a license plate reader.

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