Brampton trucker gets 24 tickets in 24 hours


Published January 30, 2023 at 8:56 am

A trucker from Brampton racked up dozen of charges over two traffic stops in just a few hours.

The incident started just after 12:30 a.m. on Sunday (Jan. 29) when Ontario Provincial Police officers pulled over the driver of a commercial motor vehicle on Hwy 11 near Val Cote, some 600 kilometres east of Thunder Bay.

Police say the driver was charged with four offences under the Highway Traffic Act. But just seven hours later, police say they received a complaint about the same driver again.

The 45-year-old driver from Brampton was again pulled over on Hwy 11, about an hour outside Timmins.

Police say the driver had multiple inspection logs and the vehicle had “a minor defect in it.”

In total, police have laid 24 charges against the driver including careless driving, failing to maintain a daily log, failing to surrender an inspection schedule, and failing to take 10 hours off in a day.

The owner of the truck from Edmonton was also charged with the following five offences:

  • Fail to surrender inspection schedule
  • Fail to enter defect in daily inspection report
  • Improperly drive commercial motor vehicle with a minor defect in it or in drawn vehicle
  • Request, require or allow driver not to comply with section 18.

Police did not release the name of the driver or the company, and the vehicle was taken out of service in Cochrane.

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