Transport driver faces impaired charge after truck leaves Hwy 401 and strikes guard rails

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(LAKESHORE, ON) – On July 31, 2017 at approximately 11:00 p.m. the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to the report of a tractor trailer unit that had left the roadway on highway 401 westbound at the Essex County Road 27 (Belle River road) off ramp.

Police arrived on scene and found the lone occupant of a white International tractor trailer unit not injured but having extensive damage to the vehicle in addition to two guard rails that had been struck during the collision.

The driver of the truck was arrested at the scene.

William DICKINSON, age 44 of Brant County, Ontario will appear in a Windsor, Ontario court on August 10, 2017 charged with Driving Motor While Impaired and Drive Motor Vehicle Over 80 Milligrams of Alcohol.

The 401 highway westbound off ramp at exit 34 was closed for approximately 30 minutes.