Driving with missing wheel ends in charges for trucker from Caledon: police

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Published May 8, 2023 at 2:30 pm

(Photo courtesy of the OPP)

A trucker from Caledon is facing charges under the Highway Traffic Act after they were caught driving with a missing wheel, police say.

Just before 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, the OPP says officers from the Nipigon detachment received a traffic complaint about a commercial motor vehicle.

(Photo courtesy of the OPP)

Police say officers pulled the driver over and found the truck was missing a wheel. Photos shared by the OPP showed the vehicle had no rear wheel on the driver’s side.

The 29-year-old driver from Caledon was charged by police with:

  • Drive Commercial Motor Vehicle – Part Detached
  • Drive Commercial Motor Vehicle with a Major Defect in it or in Drawn

Police did not release the name of the driver.

The OPP said officers are out patrolling Ontario highways for defective commercial motor vehicles and urged anyone who sees a driver operating any vehicle in a dangerous manner to contact police at 1-800-310-1122.

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