WSP issues 1,800 tickets in annual truck check



OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington State Patrol troopers and inspectors checked nearly 1,200 commercial vehicles during last week’s three-day “Roadcheck 2011.”

The patrol says they issued nearly 1,800 tickets for violations, took 214 vehicles out of service for safety violations and removed 43 drivers from behind the wheel, mostly for record of duty violations. One driver was arrested for drunken driving and two had suspended licenses.