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Report: Trucker's $7K Fine Knocked Down to $1K

Roy Griffin said a GPS lead him to drive his 17.5-ton truck down an East Whiteland Road with a 5-ton limit, according to Land Line magazine.

Report: Trucker's $7K Fine Knocked Down to $1K

A Michigan-based trucker incurred a $7,100 fine in January after being stopped by East Whiteland Police for a weight limit violation, according to Land Line, a trucking industry trade magazine.

Roy Griffin, 54, of Genesse, Mich., was reportedly following GPS instructions to a Pepperidge Farm cold-storage facility:

In mid-January, Griffin was heading to pick up frozen food near East Whiteland Township, PA, heading north on U.S. Highway 202. When he neared his exit, his GPS with truck routing maps told him to exit and turn left on Sidley Road.

Within a mile-and-a-half of his pickup, Griffin said he realized the road had a 5-ton limit.

Then he saw flashing lights in his mirrors as he neared the intersection of Sidley Road and Moores Road – each road weight restricted.

Griffin was able to get the fine knocked down to $1,050, which he'll pay in installments. According to the article, his rig weighed in at 35,000 pounds when police checked it at a nearby weigh station.

Read the full story—including the "lone bright spot" for Griffin—at Land Lines.

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