Connecticut clampdown puts trucks out of service

| 9/11/2007

A inspection clampdown Monday, Sept. 10, on Avon Mountain in Connecticut resulted in nearly half the trucks pulled over being put out of service.

Gov. M. Jodi Rell ordered the inspections following a run-away truck crash on Friday, Sept. 7. The driver was injured after hitting a building.

Two years earlier, four people were killed and 19 injured at the base of the same hill when a runaway dump truck plowed into cars and buses at an intersection.

According to a press release from Rell’s office, Monday’s inspections turned up an underage driver, and another trucker whose CDL had been suspended after nearly 150 violations in the past eight years.