High trucker hits Highway 401 guardrail near Gan; caught near Mallorytown

In this Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 photo provided by O.P.P., a section of guardrail is damaged after a transport truck struck it. The driver from Angus, Ont. is facing drug-related charges. (Leeds County O.P.P. via Newswatch Group)

GANANOQUE – A transport truck driver is facing numerous drug-related charges after concerned motorists were met with a big rig “all over the road” on Highway 401 Thursday morning.

Leeds County O.P.P. say they also received calls that the truck had struck a section of guardrail along the freeway, east of the truck inspection station near Gananoque.

Officers were able to track down the truck near Mallorytown and arrest the driver.

Police say he was under the influence of a drug and a large quantity of an Opium based product was found in the rig.

A 40-year-old trucker from Angus, Ont. is charged with impaired driving, drug possession, drug trafficking as well as provincial offences for log book violations and failing to remain at the scene of an accident.

The Leeds County O.P.P. are also thanking members of the public for calling about the suspect driver.

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