File photo of a man distracted by a phone behind the wheel of a car.

(File photo)

A transport driver was seen swerving all over the road Tuesday on Highway 17 near Thessalon. Turns out he was on his cellphone, according to police.

East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police said officers got a call about 11 a.m., “where a tractor trailer was all over the road crossing the yellow line …

“A short time later, police observed the tractor trailer with the driver looking down at his lap while driving and the tractor trailer tires were over the yellow line. A traffic stop was initiated on Highway 17 near Melwel Road.

“The officer advised the driver the reason for the stop. The driver denied using his cellphone while driving. The officer then asked if he could have a look at his cellphone and reviewed numerous text messages minutes before the traffic stop.”

As a result of the investigation, Mark Johnston, 38, of Spanish, was issued a provincial offence notice for driving a motor vehicle on the highway while using hand-held wireless communication device, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

Source: Sault Star