News From Terre Haute, Indiana

June 17, 2014

Indiana State Police impound carnival truck

Shelburn driver cited for weight, safety violations


---- — The driver of a carnival truck operated by a Shelburn business was cited for several violations after being stopped Sunday afternoon by an Indiana State Police officer patroling for commercial motor vehicles, according to an ISP press release,

Driver Harold Kelley, 54, Shelburn, was cited for overweight violation, no fuel tax, failure to pay for fuel tax permit, air leaks, no annual inspection, inoperable lighting, damaged tires, no safety equipment and non-working trailer brakes, according to the release.

The tractor-trailer is owned by Shortline Amusements of Shelburn, police said.

Senior Trooper Byron Goodman of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division said he spotted a 1986 GMC truck pulling a 1984 homemade trailer northbound on U.S. 41 near Indiana 154.

The trooper said he found the vehicle was 17,500 pounds over the registered plate weight of 26,000 pounds for a total unit weight of 43,500 pounds.

At Goodman’s request, the tractor-trailer was placed out of service, towed and impounded by Peffley and Hinshaw Wrecker Service of Terre Haute.

The unit will be held, ISP said, until proper registration and permits are obtained, repairs are made to the unit and the overweight trailer is corrected.