Van combo pulled over for insecure load in Oakville comes with a surprise in back


Published September 27, 2023 at 3:15 pm

Insecure load van commercial motor vehicle trailer tire hitch ball
This commercial motor vehicle combo was placed out of service and charges laid after an inspection Wednesday in Oakville found several issues. HRPS PHOTO

A Halton Regional Police officer got a bit of a surprise Wednesday morning (Sept. 27) when he pulled over a van hauling a trailer behind it in north Oakville.

It appears the unsecure trailer load wasn’t the only unsecure thing the van was hauling.

“Two persons found laying down in the back of the van unrestrained,” said the Halton police social media post on the vehicle pulled over by Const. Shane Barnes.

The commercial motor vehicle and trailer pulled over near Dundas St. and Trafalgar Rd. had a host of other issues upon inspection by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) officer.

Along with the insecure load in the trailer, there was also a bald tire, loose hitch ball and an inoperative breakaway device.

The commercial motor vehicle combo has been placed out of service and charges have been laid.

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