Norfolk OPP lay charge after person rides on back of truck along Highway 24

OPP in Norfolk charged an individual caught on video hitching a dangerous ride on the back of cargo truck on Highway 24. @opp_wr

Charges have been laid in relation to a shared video of an individual riding on the back of a truck travelling on Highway 24 in Norfolk County.

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Norfolk County OPP said a 30-year-old man has been charged under the Highway Traffic Act after police shared a dashcam video of the incident on Twitter on Sunday, captioning the post “no, YOU are NOT seeing things.”

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“Thank you to everyone that provided information surrounding this investigation,” OPP wrote on Twitter. “Take care and stay safe.”

Acting Sgt. Ed Sanchuk told Global News the incident occurred on Friday evening between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. on a vehicle heading towards Brant County to Simcoe, Ont.

With the truck driver unaware, OPP said “this is a very dangerous act that could have had life-altering or ending consequences.”

This type of act can result in a $110 ticket under the Highway Traffic Act.

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