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Truck driver in Victoria Road crash fails breath test: Guelph police

The steel beams slid into the cab of the flatbed truck following a collision with another vehicle on Tuesday afternoon. Matt Carty / Global News

Guelph police say the truck driver involved in a crash that closed northbound Victoria Road North on Tuesday afternoon failed a breath test.

Officers were called to a minor collision just north of Speedvale Avenue at around 12:30 p.m.

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A load of steel beams on the flatbed broke loose and smashed into the back of the truck’s cab.

There was also debris scattered all over the road, which was closed for several hours for the cleanup.

Police said officers on scene detected the odour of alcohol on the truck driver and he allegedly failed a sample of his breath.

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The 50-year-old Guelph man was arrested and will make a court appearance in March.

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