Truck loses wheels on Highway 401

In this Wednesday, June 22, 2016 photo provided by Leeds County O.P.P., a hub assembly and all but one pin is sheared off after a truck loses a set of wheels on Highway 401 near Mallorytown, Ont. The driver received a $390 ticket. (Leeds County O.P.P. via Newswatch Group)

LANSDOWNE – A trucker has been slapped with a $390 ticket after losing a set of wheels from his rig on Highway 401 Wednesday.

Leeds County O.P.P. say the truck was heading east on Highway 401 near Reynolds Road when a set of wheels came off the trailer.

The dualies then came apart and bounced across the median, landing in the westbound lanes.

Fortunately, the wheels didn’t hit any oncoming traffic.

The driver, seemingly oblivious to what had happened, continued to roll down the highway another 60 kilometers to two truck stops in Mallorytown and Johnstown before police caught up with him.

Not only did the 65-year-old trucker from Milton, Ont. get a $390 citation for driving a vehicle with a major defect, but police say more charges are pending.

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