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Dozens of trucks deemed unsafe during police blitz

Halton police say nearly a third of the trucks they inspected during a safety blitz had to be pulled off the road.

Officers inspected 403 commercial trucks in Milton during a two-day blitz this week and found 157 vehicles failed the safety check.

Inspections took between 30 minutes and an hour.

Here are the results:

  • 157 trucks were taken out of service, a 39-per-cent failure rate
  • 12 drivers were taken out of service (for driving in excess of regulated hours, licence suspensions and improper training for transporting dangerous goods)
  • 19 licence plates were removed
  • 249 charges were laid
  • 1 drug-related arrest

During the blitz, the Halton Region Health Department found two truckloads of unrefrigerated meat.

So far, they’ve disposed of 18 cases of meat.

Police say charges are pending and the trucks were taken out of service for mechanical problems.