Driver hauls an entire trailer in a boat on an Ontario highway


Published July 11, 2024 at 7:43 am

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Complaints and traffic delays led police to a driver hauling an entire trailer inside a boat on an Ontario highway.

Drivers alerted police to a van towing a boat with several unsecured items in the back around 8 p.m. travelling on Highway 416 in Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal, south of Ottawa, on Wednesday (July 10), OPP said in a post on X.

Officers found the van travelling at a much slower speed and causing traffic to back up, police said.

The insecure items included an entire trailer, police said.

The van had a broken back window.

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The driver was charged with several traffic offences, police said.

OPP reminds drivers to always secure items being towed.

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Drivers are responsible for the vehicle and everything they are towing, and could be charged if any item becomes insecure and causes a collision, OPP said.

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