A commercial vehicle inspection Sept. 12 on Clinton Road placed nearly half of the trucks inspected out of service, according to Garden City police.
Officers held the inspection along with the New York State Department of Transportation.
A total of 19 trucks were inspected, eight of which were placed out of service. According to police, 98 traffic tickets were issued for various violations of traffic and safety regulations, including 24 tickets issued for overweight violations and two tickets for oversized vehicles.
The department regularly sets up vehicle checkpoints on Clinton Road.
In 2010, the department received an anonymous letter stating the truck stops were a "waste of time."
Former police commissioner, Ernest Cipullo, defended the practice, stating, "defective brakes and overloaded trucks is certainly a lethal combination. We're certainly trying to do our best to keep them out of here. When you get to our [village] line, we try to make them make a left or make a right. Some of them don't but we will be there watching."