Southold Town police partnered with the Suffolk County police motor carrier safety unit to conduct a checkpoint of buses and limousines Saturday on town roads.
Southold police said 15 traffic stops were conducted during the 4 1/2-hour checkpoint and seven Level-1 inspections were done, which means the vehicles were subject to a complete inspection, police said. Six violations were noted on inspection reports, police said, and there were five stickers issued called CVSA stickers, which stand for “good guy sticker for a good safety inspection,” police said.
No vehicles were placed out of service, police said.
The checkpoint came one year after the fatal limousine crash on Route 48 in Cutchogue that claimed the lives of four young women. Police conducted a similar checkpoint a week after that crash in July 2015 after the Suffolk police unit reached out to Southold Chief Martin Flatley. Police also did a similar checkpoint in September.
Photo caption: A Suffolk police vehicle on patrol at a checkpoint last year. (Credit: Grant Parpan, file)