Commercial Vehicle Driver Charged with Improper Tires and Log Book Infractions

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On August 27, 2016, members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on regular patrol duties on Highway 17 east of Blind River.

Shortly after 7:00 a.m., police observed a westbound commercial motor with its hazard lights on and leaving tire tread debris all over the highway. A traffic stop was initiated and officers inspected the tractor trailer. The driver’s log book was also not up to date.

As a result, Richard NICHOL, 35 years of age, from Haileybury, Ontario, was issued two provincial offence notices and charged with:

  • Improper Tires-Commercial Motor Vehicle, contrary to section 70(3)(a) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA); and
  • Fail to Accurately Complete Daily Inspection Report, contrary to section 107(5) of the HTA.

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