Trooper finds unsecured explosives during roadside inspection

Maine State Police say that they placed a truck out of service after making an explosive discovery during a roadside inspection. The incident happened on the morning of Monday, October 29, according to a news release from the Maine State Police Headquarters.

From the news release: “On October 29, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Cpl. Chris Rogers inspected a commercial vehicle on Route 197 in Richmond that was being driven for Maxam Northeast LLC during a Department of Transportation Roadside Inspection.

The driver was transporting three different types of explosive blasting agents in the truck which were not properly secured. He was driving from Litchfield, Maine to Groton, NH. Federal law requires hazardous materials to be protected against shifting and falling during transportation. The truck was placed out of service due to this issue.”

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