Canada Protection Plan
Nearly $2,000 in fines for driver on Highway 12

A motorist faces seven charges and $1,900 in fines after police stopped them on Highway 12 near Orillia.

In a social media post Monday (Sept. 9), OPP shared an image of a trailer carrying bales of hay along with the message about the charges.

Police say an insecure load of 8,700 kilograms was being hauled on a trailer without a braking system, directional or brakes lights or plates. Furthermore, the driver had an improper licence class.

The driver was reportedly escorted off the highway.

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