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Friday December 5th, 2014

Posted at 12:27pm

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On Thursday OPP from Chatham-Kent along with the OPP Aircraft Enforcement Program (AEP), conducted a speed enforcement initiative on Highway 401 in the Chatham-Kent area.

Just after 3pm a accident was reported eastbound near Duart Road, involving a tractor trailer that had been cut off by a pickup truck pulling a trailer, causing the tractor trailer to leave the roadway and come to rest in the centre median.

The pickup truck did not stop, and was reported to have continued eastbound. With the assistance of the OPP AEP, the pickup was located a short time later and stopped by responding officers on the highway.

No injuries were reported, and the accident investigation is continuing. The eastbound lanes of the highway were closed for a short time to facilitate the removal of the tractor trailer.

As a result of the OPP AEP speed enforcement initiative, officers laid 10 charges under the Highway Traffic Act.

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