Ontario Construction News staff writer
Members of the Leeds County and Grenville Detachments of the OPP have charged a driver after a vehicle failed to remain at the scene of a collision near Ottawa last week.
Grenville officers responded to a single vehicle collision near Water Street and Edward Street in Prescott at around 5:30 p.m. A crane was observed striking a power line, trees and posts surrounding a water fountain and fleeing the area.
The crane operator drove westbound on Highway 401, near Brockville followed by an accompanying vehicle. Both vehicles were stopped by police for investigation.
As a result, a 62 year-old Collingwood man was arrested and charged with impaired operation of a vehicle and charges under the highway traffic act including:
- Fail to remain
- Drive motor vehicle, no plate
- Drive motor vehicle, not equipped with an ignition interlock device
- Fail to keep log book
- Drive commercial motor vehicle – no valid CVOR certificate
- Driver commercial motor vehicle – improper licence
Also, the company was charged with:
- Permit person with improper licence to driver commercial motor vehicle
- Permit operation of vehicle with air brakes- no endorsement on licence
- Permit person to drive commercial motor vehicle not in accordance with the regulations
- Operate commercial motor vehicle – no valid CVOR certificate
The driver of the accompanying vehicle, a 48-year-old from Collingwood, was charged under the Highway Traffic Act with:
- Class G1 licence holder – drive on prohibited highway
- Class G1 licence holder – unaccompanied by qualified driver
- Novice driver – B.A.C above zero
The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville at a future date.