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Washington State Importer Fined 3rd Time For Cheating Emissions Testing

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. (AP) – A Washington state importer has agreed to pay a third fine stemming from a federal investigation that found it was trying to cheat emissions testing standards.

DDM Imports of Airway Heights has agreed to pay $66,622 after an inspection of two Ford F-350s at the Canadian border revealed evidence of tampering with emission controls.

The EPA announced the penalty Wednesday.

The trucks were discovered during a check at the crossing in Eastport, Idaho.

DDM Imports has been fined twice before for similar infractions.

The company has agreed to pay $134,022 in fines to date.


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