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.