Truck driver refusing to pay for gas prohibited from driving in Canada: police

On Dec. 11, 2021, members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police received a complaint regarding the refusal to pay for gas at a local gas station on Front Street in the Town of Hearst.

Police located the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) described and spoke to the driver.¬†Further investigation revealed that the driver was found to be prohibited drive Canada-wide. As a result, the driver was arrested, driver’s licence suspended, and the CMV was towed and impounded.

  • Failure to comply with release order – other than to attend court (two counts), contrary to section 145(5)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC)
  • Operation while prohibited under the Criminal Code, contrary to section 320.18(1)(a) of the CC

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on Jan. 26, 2022 in Hearst.