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Dozens of Vehicles Pulled Over During Inspection Sticker Checkpoint on Route 27 in Stoughton

The Stoughton Police assisted the Registry of Motor Vehicles Friday morning in running an inspection sticker checkpoint on Route 27 in Stoughton near the Brockton line.

Driving on Route 27 near the Brockton line Friday morning and see a flurry of police activity and cars being pulled over?

The assisted the Registry of Motor Vehicles in conducting an inspection sticker checkpoint the morning of July 27, resulting in the issuing of dozens of citations and the towing of more than a dozen vehicles deemed to be unsafe, according to the Stoughton Police Department's Facebook page.

The inspection sticker checkpoint was set up from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Route 27 by the Jubilee Church, near the RK shopping plaza. This busy stretch of roadway is right on the Stoughton/Brockton line and is in close proximity to the Route 27 interchange on Route 24 (exit 18).

The operation was overseen by Stoughton Police Lt. Michael Blount, Det. Jim O'Connor and Officers Faria, Lydstone, David, Holmes and Roberts, according to the Facebook page. Lately, the Stoughton Police have been conducting a checkpoint every six months or so, Stoughton Police Executive Officer Robert Devine said.

During this checkpoint, police issued 83 citations, towed 14 vehicles deemed unsafe, issued four summonses and made two arrests during the four hour period.

One arrest was for operating without a license and the other was for outstanding warrants, Devine said.

Devine said working with the RMV is a "force multiplier" and with their assistance the SPD "can be a lot more effective" looking for inspection sticker infractions.

These checkpoints can also result in the discovery of criminal activity.

"Removing unsafe vehicles from the road is a priority," Devine said.

"Events like this keep the streets a safer place," he added.

texsou August 08, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Just mark it on your calendar instaed of making fun of people who check it. Once the month comes due for your sticker you have 30 days to get it. No need to 'check it every day' I have forgotten mine in the past but was lucky to not have been pulled over before noticing, but if I had it would be my own fault.
Rick February 05, 2013 at 09:35 PM
Even if your sticker is up to date, they check your car for faults that could have occurred since the inspection and fine you for any they find.
Rick February 05, 2013 at 09:36 PM
No true, they pull you over to check the sticker. If they find a fault that occurred since the inspection you get dinged.
marc bowlen February 08, 2013 at 05:32 AM
too bad some driver with an expired sticker doesn't have a brake failure and can't stop and ends up running those pigs over!
Bob May 25, 2013 at 06:14 AM
There are 2 things that are wrong with the police behavior here. 1st a car could fail for a minor defect, cars in which this occurs should be given a fair amount of time (at last 60 days) to repair the matter. If a car really endangers safety then its fair to tow but otherwise only a warning with at least 60 days to repair the matter should be allowed. 2nd There are a lot of fraudulent automobile inspectors out there who will fail a car with no legitimate basis to fail it to force the driver to pay them for large amounts of money for unnecessary repairs under threat of failing the car, at least one inspector actually intentionally damaged cars, he had insisted customers get him cash to pay for the inspection (would not take a credit card), damages the car when the customer is at the ATM getting him cash, insists he be paid him for the "repairs" or else he would fail the car. If a customer says to such criminal ok then fail the car, the police should not be ticketing the victim of such fraud. Customers should feel safe to do this without fear of being ticketed by the police. All failed stickers should thus allow a reasonable amount of time after they are issued before the police are able to ticket them

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