- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 2, 2009

BETHLEHEM, PA. (AP) - A police captain in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley said it’s the highest fine he’s ever seen on a traffic ticket: $37,554.54. Bethlehem Police Capt. David Kravatz said 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 cited the driver and truck owner.

Kravatz said 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.

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

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