Police issue traffic ticket for over $37K

April 2, 2009 5:54:55 AM PDT
A police captain in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley says it's the highest fine he's ever seen on a traffic ticket: $37,554.54. Bethlehem Police Capt. David Kravatz says the major violation was not getting the "super load" permit that was needed because the truck was hauling a 213,000-pound steel cylinder. Police have cited the driver, a 48-year-old Middletown, Ohio, man, and truck owner Guy M. Turner Inc., of Greensboro, N.C.

Kravatz says the truck sat idle for almost three weeks after it tipped on March 12 because a new route, proper permits and a police escort took so long to plan. It was removed Wednesday.

An employee at Guy M. Turner Inc. declined to comment.

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Information from: The Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com

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