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ND Highway Patrol targets overloaded trucks

BISMARCK (AP) -- The Highway Patrol says one-third of the commercial vehicles inspected in western North Dakota during a special enforcement effort were overweight.

BISMARCK (AP) -- The Highway Patrol says one-third of the commercial vehicles inspected in western North Dakota during a special enforcement effort were overweight.

For three days last week officers placed special emphasis on enforcing traffic laws and weight requirements for commercial vehicles. The effort was aimed at boosting safety in the region, which is seeing heavy oil field traffic.

The patrol says troopers weighed 90 vehicles and 29 were overweight. Fines based on the severity of the violations ranged from $20 to $5,600, and totaled nearly $48,000.

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