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Driver charged after horse falls out of trailer on the 401

The Grenville County Detachment of the OPP responded to a call Friday afternoon involving a horse that had fallen out of a livestock trailer while being transported on Highway 401 near Prescott.

According to officers they were called Highway 401 eastbound in the area of Edward Street where they found an injured horse lying on the roadway on Friday July 14th. Traffic was stopped and motorists were assisting the animal.

An investigation revealed that the horse had fallen out of an insecure door at the rear of the livestock trailer, which continued eastbound without stopping according to police. Officers were able to locate the truck and trailer and escorted it back to the scene a short time later.

The horse was eventually able to stand up and was reloaded into the trailer and taken for a veterinarian examination.

A 61 year old Alfred, Ontario man has been charged by the OPP for Insecure Load, contrary to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency who regulates the transportation of livestock on the highway, are both investigating.

Police are reminding motorists to ensure all of your cargo is safely stowed and secure while operating any vehicle on the highway.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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