Trucker charged after police stop rig with handmade paper licence plate: Huron OPP

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A 48-year-old truck driver from Grey Highlands is facing multiple charges after officers say they pulled over a transport truck and trailer with a handmade licence plate made of paper and magic marker over the weekend.

Officers were first alerted to the handiwork around 10:20 a.m. Saturday, and located the driver along Thames Road West near Exeter, Ont.

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Police say they confirmed the initial report upon closer inspection of the vehicle, and note that further investigation determined the driver did not have a valid commercial motor vehicle certificate, had failed to maintain his daily log book, and had failed to complete a daily inspection report, police said.

The accused trucker, a 48-year-old from Flesherton, Ont., faces several charges, including for using an altered plate, and is set to appear in court on Jan. 5 in Goderich, Ont., police said.

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