Another ice cream truck pulled over in Oakville, driver facing charges

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Published July 14, 2023 at 11:42 am

Halton police pulled over this ice cream truck and say they discovered multiple issues before charging the driver. HRPS PHOTO

Another ice cream truck is getting a cooling off period in Oakville.

The Halton Regional Police Commercial Motor Vehicle Unit pulled over the truck Thursday (July 13) near Dundas St. and Bronte Rd. and after inspecting the vehicle they say they discovered several issues and charged the driver.

Police allege the vehicle was overweight on registered gross weight (actual weight was over 4,800 Kgs) and had no commercial vehicle’s operator’s registration.

They also allege it had no pre-trip inspection and no annual inspection and found the parking brake was inoperative and the steering wheel had seven inches of free play.

This is the second ice cream truck police have pulled over in Oakville in a week.

“We inspect all types of Commercial Motor Vehicles; and all CMV’s (commercial motor vehicles) are expected to operate safely and follow the established rules,” Halton police Cst. Marc Taraso said on Twitter. “CMVs that drive in our residential neighbourhoods near children are especially a concern to us.”

Mention of another ice cream truck being pulled off the streets drew the usual comedic responses on social media.

“So, you’re the reason I didn’t get my banana split,” said one tweet on Twitter. “We need to talk, bro.”

“Again, no ice cream for you,” said another tweet.

Though, most responses on social media were happy to see safety coming first.

“As most of you get upset with this, I would prefer my kids standing by an ice cream truck with working parking brakes. Just saying,” said a tweet

“Nice work, officer,” said another twitter follower who tweeted out a GIF saying “Great job.”

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