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Truck driver charged with 'No brakes' in traffic crackdown

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North Bay Police teamed up with the MTO last week to conduct a Commercial Motor Vehicle traffic enforcement campaign. There were a couple of surprise charges including no brakes and another of having an improper licence.

Twenty-two Provincial Offence Notices for a variety of traffic infractions were handed out as part of a campaign to improve road safety.

Charges included:

  • Six for speeding
  • Two for improper cargo securement
  • Two for driving without a daily inspection being completed
  • Two for driving without a seat belt
  • Two for emissions defects
  • Commercial vehicle operator’s not having their registration
  • Driving with improper class of licence
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving with an overweight load
  • No brakes
  • Cellphone use while operating a motor vehicle
  • Improper muffler

Police also laid a charge of stunt driving in the 800-block of Airport Road which resulted in a 30-day license suspension and a 14-day vehicle impoundment. The vehicle operator was travelling at 113 km/h in a 60 zone.

Police say if you see someone driving dangerously, contact them by calling 9-1-1 or calling the North Bay Police Service’s non-emergency line at 705-472-1234.