SPARTA, NJ – The contents of dump truck stopped for a number of motor vehicle violations is being tested for contaminates. On April 10 around 10:30 a.m. Cpl. Craig Grauerholz stopped a dump truck for having an expired registration, police report.
The truck had the name Sinai Trucking. The insurance did not list the driver Juan Galarza-Guerrero as an authorized driver. The Kearney man was ticketed for unregistered vehicle and failure to possess a valid registration certificate, police said.
Sinai Trucking was also given tickets for failure to have a valid diesel inspection sticker and unsafe tires. While waiting for the tow truck to get there to take the unregistered truck, Grauerholz smelled diesel fuel and chlorine coming from the load of dirt in the dump body, police report.
The officer contacted New Jersey State Police Truck Inspection Unit for assistance. Trooper Miller from that unit came to the scene and confirmed the smell. He told Grauerholz to contact the Sussex County Soil Conservation District, police report.
Grauerholz contacted Jeff Eckert of that agency who said the Sussex County Soil Conservation District would look into the matter, police said. The truck was impounded and towed from the scene.