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Trailer held together by straps stopped by police after sliding off roadway and continuing on

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A truck driver was cited for operating a trailer held together by straps after an accident that sent it sliding off the roadway. 

The traffic stop occurred on Tuesday, January 9th in Blind River, Ontario, Canada on eastbound Highway 17. 

According to SOO Today, the Ontario Provincial Police received numerous calls reporting a heavily damaged tractor trailer traveling on Highway 17 east and responded to the call. 

Officers were able to locate and stop the damaged tractor trailer and “determined the driver had slid sideways and hit a rock cut on Highway 17 somewhere between Wawa and Sault Ste. Marie.” 

The 50-year-old driver had not reported the accident to police and had instead strapped his trailer together and kept going. 

The driver was charged with driving a commercial motor vehicle with a major defect in it, insecure load, and failure to report a motor vehicle accident. The vehicle was removed from the road and taken to a parking lot in Blind River.

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