Over a dozen charges for pair of Brampton truckers in failed inspections

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Published February 27, 2024 at 10:48 am

The OPP says two truck drivers from Brampton were both stopped and charged with multiple offences on Feb. 23, 2024. (Photos: The OPP)

Two Brampton truck drivers have been hit with nearly two dozen combined charges, leading to one vehicle being taken off the highway.

The OPP said on Friday that officers with the Aurora detachment had stopped two commercial vehicle drivers within a few hours.

Both drivers were men from Brampton, and police say that each of their vehicles had a long list of infractions.

The first incident happened when police stopped a 23-year-old male driver in the southbound lanes of Highway 400. The OPP says the truck’s steering was not functioning properly, had a brake out of adjustment, an insecure load and at least two bad tires.

Police say the 23-year-old driver from Brampton was hit with 14 charges and the truck was taken off the highway.

Then on Highway 404, the OPP says officers again stopped a man from Brampton driving a dump truck near Richmond Hill. Police say the truck had five tires with exposed cord, and had no pre-trip inspection log.

Police officers laid eight commercial motor vehicle charges against the 63-year-old driver from Brampton, and added that all of the truck’s tires had to be replaced.

Neither of the driver’s identities have been released.

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