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[ISP] Semis Overweight by over 35,000 Pounds
Start Date: 3/10/2014Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 3/10/2014
Entry Description
Porter County - Today, Monday March 10, 2014, at approximately 11:45 am, Trooper Nedal Nabhan observed two semis on US-20 westbound at Dombey Road, in Portage that appeared to be overweight. Both semis were stopped, inspected and weighed with the assistance of Trooper Tom Devries. Both semis were in violation of their permits by being overweight. The permits were pulled, drivers cited, and the semis were impounded. Both drivers were driving for the same company Great American Lines Incorporated out of Murrysville, Pennsylvania.

Semi 1:
Driver: Metodi Cejkov, 39 yrs old of Portage, IN, was driving a 2004 Freightliner. The semi weighed in at 115,800lbs, over weight by 35,800lbs of the allowed 80,000lbs. He also had numerous load securement violations. He was hauling a single steel coil. He was cited for load securement and being overweight.

Semi 2:
Driver: Jovan Jofceski, 27 yrs old of Portage, IN, was driving a 2005 Freightliner. The semi was weighed and was over weight on rear axles, 3700 lbs and 3900 lbs. He was hauling steel coils and was cited for being overweight.

**Jofceski was stopped on US-20 and State Road 51 in Gary by Trooper Devries on February 13, 2014 for being overweight. The semi weighed 90,900lbs of the allowed 80,000lbs, gross over weight by 10,900lbs while operating without a permit. He was cited that day for being overweight**
Contact Information:
Name: Sgt. Ann Wojas
Phone: 219-696-6242
Email: awojas@isp.in.gov
Porter Co.
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