Trucktoberfest idles in Daytona Beach as deputies apply the brakes on troublemakers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Trucktoberfest shifted into gear this weekend in Daytona Beach.

The yearly three-day gathering of trucks has been known to cause problems in the past.

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Local businesses told Channel 9 that so far, it’s been quiet.

That may be because the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said they have been out since Friday, issuing warnings, citations and making arrests.

Cory Crow grew up in the area and said locals are happy.

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“So far, from what I’ve seen, they’re not complaining too much because it could be a lot worse,” Crow said.

He said the three-day event has caused issues including traffic, noise and even property damage in the past.

This year, the sheriff’s office put out a notice saying they would be cracking down on anyone causing problems.

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They also have extra deputies out handing out citations.

Volusia County deputies on Friday during Trucktoberfest made 124 traffic stops, issued 25 warnings, made seven misdemeanor arrests and one felony arrest.

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