Brampton Man Charged After Damaged Tractor Trailer Loses Parts On The 401

Monday January 21st, 2019

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A Brampton man is facing charges after OPP say his tractor-trailer lost pasts along the 401.

According to the OPP around 8:45pm on January 18th, 2019 they were called to a traffic complaint on Highway 401 in Chatham-Kent involving an eastbound tractor-trailer losing parts on the highway.

Reports were received that the trailers rear bumper was falling off and the rear doors were insecure.

OPP officers located and stopped the truck and trailer near the Chatham and Elgin County border.

Investigation revealed that it had been involved in a collision in Michigan earlier that day suffering significant damage to the rear of the trailer.

The damage resulted in the trailer having insufficient rear lighting, damaged trailer brakes, and its structural integrity had been compromised.

The 45-year-old Brampton man was charged with operating an unsafe vehicle and not properly documenting trip inspection. The vehicle was towed from the highway.

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