Garbage falls out of truck on Highway 401; Caledon driver charged

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Published February 14, 2024 at 8:39 am

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A Caledon driver faces charges after garbage fell out of a truck on Highway 401 in Ontario.

A driver in the westbound lanes of Highway 401 in Thames Centre, near London, Ontario, called police after they spotted a truck with an insecure rear door just after 8 a.m. on Feb. 12, OPP said in a press release.

Officers spotted the vehicle hauling garbage with an insecure rear door, police said.

Pieces of garbage were falling from the truck but did not cause a safety issue on the highway or to other drivers, police added.

A 36-year-old driver from Caledon, has been charged with insecure load – commercial motor vehicle and was issued a warning for littering.

The OPP can be reached anytime, anywhere at 1-888-310-1122.

If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Lead photo: Suzy Hazelwood

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