Va. State Police Add Additional Troopers For Beltway Trucker Rally
LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Virginia State Police will have additional troopers on patrol this weekend in advance of a large truck demonstration on the Capital Beltway this weekend.
Event organizers say the convoy is planned to demonstrate the truckers’ general frustration with the current state of the federal government.
The convoy is scheduled to begin Friday at 7 a.m.
“As long as the vehicles comply with Virginia law, then the Virginia State Police will not interfere with their activities,” an official statement from Va. State police reads. “VSP will have additional troopers working Friday and on through the weekend in Northern Virginia to respond to any incidents that may arise – traffic crashes, disabled vehicles, etc. – in order to expedite clearance of the highways and keep traffic moving safely throughout the region.”
Maryland State Police say they are also aware of the planned convoy and are prepared to handle the situation.
There are many names associated with the weekend-long display, including “Ride for the Constitution” and “Truckers to Shutdown America.”