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Operation Heavy Weights: Okeechobee County sheriff cracking down on truck drivers breaking the law, causing various safety conce

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Operation Heavy Weights: Okeechobee County sheriff cracking down on truck drivers breaking the law, causing various safety conce

Operation Heavy Weights: Okeechobee County sheriff cracking down on truck drivers breaking the law, causing various safety conce

Truck drivers traveling through Okeechobee are being warned by the sheriff to follow the law, as law enforcement is cracking down on those drivers who are causing safety concerns on the roads.

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Operation Heavy Weights: Okeechobee County sheriff cracking down on truck drivers breaking the law, causing various safety conce

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A LOCAL SHERIFF SAYSWHILE TRUCK DRIVERS AREHURRYING TO MAKE MONEY..THEY'RE PUTTING FAMILIES INHARMS WAY!WPTV NEWSCHANNEL 5'S MEGHANMCROBERTS IS LIVE INOKEECHOBEE WITH WHAT'S NOWBEING DONE TO MAKE SURE THEYFOLLOW THE LAW.

MEGHAN?THE SHERIFF SAYING THEREBEEN A NOTICEABLE INCREASE INCOMMERCIAL TRAFFIC RECENTLY..MANY HEADING TO THE LANDFILL.HE WORRIES MANY OF THE 12HUNDRED TRUCKS TRAVELING HEREEACH DAY& ARE BREAKING TLAW& ALL TO MAKE MORE MONEY.<<“ You could sit on my frontporch and with a clicker andwatch them go by.

Itthat often” OUTSIDE JACKBOONDASH-CAMERA CAPTURED A TRUCKPUTTING HIS SON IN DANGER.“Miss Missy, bus driver,pulled up.

She stopped”“Stopsignsudden, this 18 wheeler justblows past her like it doesnexist” THIS- ISNRECENT PROBLEM WITH COMMERCIALTRAFFIC CAUGHT ON CAMERA.“Miss Missy told me that wasthe third bus that day thather passed her while she hadher signs out” OTHERS TAKINGTO SOCIAL MEDIA TO SHARESIMILAR CLOSE CALLS... LIKEOTHER TRUCK DRIVERS CAUSINGPOTENTIALLY DANGEROUS TRAFFICIN FRONT OF BUS STOPS& NATS ORNEARLY CUTTING OFF ONCOMINGTRAFFIC& TRYING TO PASS OTHERDRIVERS.

NATS SHERIFF NOELSTEPHEN SAYS THE TRUCKS AREMAINLY HEADED TO THELANDFILL..FROM MIAMI DADE ANDFORT LAUDERDALE WITH OFTEN TOOMUCH WEIGHT&“These truccould not stop if they hadto” WHILE RUSHING TO DELIVERAS MANY LOADS AS POSSIBLE.“These haulers are paid by thetonnage delivered.

So thisrelates to how much can Ihaul, how fast can I get thereand back” STEPHEN TRIED DOINGHIS OWN ENFORCEMENT&“Nomatter how much enforcement Iput out there it was neverenough.

It was all day longeveryday” HE NOW HAS HELPFROM FHP- THE MARTIN COUNTYSHERIFFWITHIN MINUTES - OF LAUNCHINGTHEIR OPERATION WEDNESDAY -THEY FOUND MAJOR WEIGHTVIOLATIONS.“This was 17,000pounds over their allotted88,000 pound max weightlimit” BOON WANTS TO SEEEFFORTS LIKE THIS CONTINUE...“I donanybodytheir loved one is no longerhere because of someone tryingto make an extra driver”




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