The driver is now facing charges, police say

A 45-year-old man is facing charges after rear-ending a pick-up truck pulling a loaded horse trailer Friday night, according to Wellington County OPP.

A Mississauga man has been charged after a truck pulling a loaded horse trailer was rear-ended.

Shortly after 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, Wellington County OPP was called to the scene of an incident on the Ninth Line at Side Road 5 in Erin.

Witnesses at the scene told police that a pickup truck pulling a loaded horse trailer was stopped at the intersection and had started to turn when it was rear-ended by a sedan.

Const. Cheri Rockefeller told the Mercury Tribune that both the truck’s driver and horse are “stiff and sore” following the crash.

Speaking with the sedan’s driver on scene, officers determined that their ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol and placed them under arrest.

A 45-year-old Mississauga man has been charged with operation while impaired and operation while impaired with 80-plus milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.

His vehicle was impounded for seven days and his licence suspended for 90 days; he is set to appear in court Oct. 11.

Source: Guelph Mercury Tribune