Illinois police placed 138 trucks out-of-service during annual 24-hour inspection blitz

| April 10, 2017

Illinois State Police conducted more than 1,400 inspections on March 28, placing 138 trucks out-of-service.

Illinois State Police placed 138 commercial vehicles out-of-service on March 28 as part of a 24-hour inspection blitz.

In total, ISP conducted 1,437 inspections, issued 624 written warnings and 123 citations during the operation, called “Operation Sauter.”

The operation is named in honor of Trooper James Sauter, who was killed on March 28, 2013, when his squad car was hit by a semi truck at I-294 southbound.

This year was the fourth year of the memorial operation, which focuses on CMV enforcement.

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