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Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
September 19, 2008



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CONNECTICUT LOCATION: I-84 e/b, Union, Connecticut Scale House, between exits 74 and 73, on 09/25/08

Summary: The Connecticut State Police, Massachusetts State Police, Rhode Island State Police and the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles will conduct a Tri-State Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Operation for three days. This operation will take place each day with one state acting as the “host” statewith Law Enforcement from all three states participating in that host state.

Day #1   09/23/08 in Massachusetts

Day #2   09/24/08 in Rhode Island 

Day #3   09/25/08 in Connecticut

   The program is designed to enable Troopers & Inspectors from each of the three states to:

#1 Participate in a Nationwide Check of Commercial vehicles.

#2 To intercept commercial vehicles who have deliberately evaded detection during conventional commercial enforcement operations.

#3 To saturate the enforcement areas with Troopers with directed attention at high-risk operational behavior.

#4 To provide the truck drivers and general public with information regarding safe operation of commercial motor vehicles and safe operation of passenger cars around commercial trucks.

   This operation will be attended by enforcement leaders from each of the three states involved in this operation.  Troopers will conduct commercial motor vehicle inspections and can be observed conducting these safety inspections at the Union scale. Additionally a truck’s blind spots will also be demonstrated.  State Troopers from all three states will work together in each state on the host day. This multi-state sharing of commercial vehicle law enforcement resources enhances the safety of all motorist who operate on the roads and highways of our states.    


Lt. J. Paul Vance