ABBOTSFORD (NEWS 1130) – Here is yet another example of how not to transport goods on local roads.
A patrol member of the Abbotsford Police Department stopped a driver on Gladwin Road north of Downes Road on Saturday around 12 p.m. after noticing the cargo on the man’s vehicle which was clearly blocking the back window.
“Is there a problem officer?”
Me: Are you serious?
“I assure you it’s safe, I tied it down with an old garden hose” pic.twitter.com/RwNyRXw5b3
— Cst Mangat APD (@CstMangat) June 30, 2018
Police say the car was towed because it was unsafe to drive with “bald tires, flat tires, unsafe towing equipment, and numerous body/door issues.”
The load was dropped off at a local sawdust facility.
The man wasn’t issued a fine but was, according to police, really sorry.
“The driver was cooperative and extremely apologetic. He initially did not understand the risk with what he was doing and got caught up in trying to quickly get yard work done. He admitted after that he should have made a few smaller trips or waited until he fixed his trailer hitch so he could used his trailer,” says Sgt. Judy Bird.