Driver of truck carrying dangerous goods charged after testing at 3 times alcohol limit

A 33-year-old transport truck driver from Abbotsford, B.C., has been charged with multiple impaired driving offences after police said his blood-alcohol concentration was nearly three times over the legal limit while hauling a load of dangerous goods on Highway 400 north of Toronto.Ontario Provincial Police said they responded to calls around 1 p.m. on Dec. 5 that a truck was travelling erratically on Highway 401.Police said officers managed to stop the vehicle while it was heading north on Highway 400.Story continues belowREAD MORE: OPP charge 3 men in separate crashes involving transport trucks that killed 6“When we have dangerous goods involved, and vehicles driving erratically, that is certainly a concern for us,” OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said in a Periscope video posted on Twitter on Wednesday.The driver, identified as Iqbal Singh Sidhu, was charged with impaired driving, driving over the legal limit and dangerous driving.“Thank you for those who saw the vehicle and called 911. Officers were able to locate the vehicle before a collision took place, before someone got hurt. It certainly could have been an absolute tragedy,” Schmidt said.READ MORE: At least 4 dead, including 1 child, in fiery crash on Highway 400 in TorontoProvincial police have been warning drivers, especially those who drive transport trucks, of the dangers of impaired driving and inattentive driving following a series of deaths on Ontario roads this year.Three people were killed last month following a fiery multi-vehicle crash on Highway 400 involving five commercial trucks. The investigation into the cause of the collision is still ongoing.In October, OPP charged three men with dangerous driving offences in connection to the deaths of six people, including a 14-year-old boy, following three separate roadway collisions this past summer involving commercial vehicles.Transport truck driver charged with Impaired and Dangerous driving after registering nearly 3x the legal limit https://t.co/BBzk6ttFnx— Sgt Kerry Schmidt (@OPP_HSD) December 7, 2017

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News
Local guide puts Edmonton’s lesser-known attractions on the map

A new map is being billed as a guide to Edmonton for people who don’t want to see the same stuff everyone else sees.“The intention of this map is to show you some great little hole-in-the-wall restaurants, or a great river valley lookout or a piece of public art you’ve …

News
Travelling homes

“We’re in the business of making dreams come true.” Not the words of a Hollywood director or even a toy company boss, but what Bart Day was told during his interview for his role as head of marketing for Bailey of Bristol, which is one of Europe’s biggest caravan manufacturers. …

News
Love in North Korea

Every night before going to bed, US defector Charles Jenkins turned to Hitomi Soga, the woman North Korea had forced him to marry, and kissed her three times. “Oyasumi” he said, using her native Japanese. “Goodnight”, she replied in English, the language of his North Carolina childhood. “We did this …