Two truck drivers have been charged with blocking traffic and keeping improper logs after police stopped a vehicle on Highway 401 on Thursday.
Leeds County Ontario Provincial Police officers from the Lansdowne office observed a very slow transport truck, on the westbound 401 in Elizabethtown-Kitley Township, just before 11 on Thursday morning. The rig was travelling at between five and 10 kilometres per hour in heavy traffic and its four-way lights were activated, according to a police news release.
The driver reportedly stopped in the live lane when a traffic stop was conducted. A 26-year-old from Brampton was charged with careless driving. That person and a 21-year-old passenger from Brampton who was sharing the driving responsibilities were both charged with failing to carry daily logs or operator’s records for the previous 14 days. The accused were not named.
The truck was towed off the highway, and the two who were charged “were placed out of service for 72 hours,” according to police.
“With fatigue comes a lack of concentration, which can have devastating consequences on our highways,” stated OPP Sgt. Brian Jones, who added that “commercial motor vehicle drivers are obligated to comply with hours of service regulations.”
Disqualified driver arrested
A 38-year-old man faces several charges following a traffic stop in Brockville early Thursday morning.
City police stopped a vehicle on Buell Street at about 1:40 a.m. The driver was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while prohibited and breach of probation.
He was also charged with using plates not authorized, driving with an open container of alcohol and driving with cannabis readily available. The vehicle will be impounded for 45 days because the accused is a disqualified driver, police said in a news release.