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Suspended driver charged after home illegally towed with a tractor in Tweed: OPP

OPP have charged a Tweed man for allegedly towing a home down a road without a licence and without proper permits.
OPP have charged a Tweed man for allegedly towing a home down a road without a licence and without proper permits. OPP

A 58-year-old man is facing several charges after OPP say he illegally towed a home down a Tweed road using a tractor.

Central Hastings OPP were called to Old Hungerford Road in Tweed around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday to respond to an oversized load causing damage in the area.

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The home had allegedly damaged several mailboxes and hydro lines in the area.

OPP say the driver had a suspended licence and was towing the home without proper permits.

Robert Beatty, of Tweed, is now facing the following charges:

  • Mischief over $5,000.
  • Operating a motor vehicle while prohibited.
  • Driving with an overwide load.
  • Failing to report an accident.
  • Failing to remain at the scene.
  • Failing to produce a permit.
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Beatty is scheduled to appear at a Belleville court on Tuesday to answer to his charges.