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Driver facing traffic act charges after transport truck loses 2 wheels on 401

The Canadian Press file

Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say that no one was injured when a transport truck lost two wheels on Highway 401 Tuesday.

At 8:58 a.m., OPP responded to the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 near Dorchester Road, Thames Centre, after reports that a transport truck lost two wheels from its trailer.

Police located the vehicle pulled over on the Dorchester Road off-ramp and investigated the cause.

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Police say the wheels did not come into contact other vehicles.

A 39-year-old from Melbourne has been charged under the Highway Traffic Act for failing to follow through on the inspection schedule and wheel separation from a commercial motor vehicle.

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The driver is scheduled to appear in an Ontario Provincial Traffic Court to speak to the charges.

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