Meth found at THP mobile truck inspection
By Pamela Claytor | June 30, 2014 7:13 am
Troopers Allred and Winningham measure the distance between the wheels to set the portable scales in the proper locations. See page 3A for more photos.
On June 26 Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers brought their state-of-the-art mobile truck inspection station back to White County to ensure commercial vehicles were traveling safely on White County roads.
A report by Sgt. Kent Norris said a total of 32 inspections were conducted. In one tractor-trailer, he stated, troopers discovered methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
The individual operating this truck, Verlon Keith Bobbitt, of Smithville, was arrested and transported to White County Justice Center.
A total of four drivers and nine trucks were found to be out of service. One truck was reportedly overweight and was issued an overweight tax assessment. Six citations were issued.
This is the third truck inspection conducted in White County since the mobile inspection station was put in service in 2012.
The state-of-the-art mobile inspection station is the first of its kind in the nation that is equipped with infrared cameras that monitor the heat on braking systems to ensure they are functioning properly. Equipment is also on-board that scans license plates to see if they are current and do not have out-of-service orders. In addition, a weather station, satellite phones and televisions provide troopers with up-to-the-minute details on current conditions.