DELHI, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the New York State Department of Transportation to conduct safety inspections in order to get dangerous vehicles off the road.
A state-authored report released earlier this year noted a 14% increase in commercial vehicle crashes in the county in 2016. Commercial vehicles include anything from big rigs to semi-trucks.
Since the partnership began in August, at least 13 vehicles have been taken off the road due to major safety violations, ranging from unregistered vehicles to inadequate brakes.
In the latest sweep, the sheriff’s office says one driver was arrested after it was found he had forged the inspection certificate for the vehicle.
Craig DuMond is the Delaware County Sheriff, and he says after the report came out, he knew his office had to act proactively.
“It’s one of these situations where we’ve seen an uptick in commercial vehicle accidents within Delaware County so we partnered with state DOT to try to make our roadways safer here,” DuMond said.