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Meaford Taxi Driver Charged


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On Sunday, November 10, at approximately 6:41 pm, a member of the Ontario Provincial Police – Highway Safety Division Mount Forest Traffic Management Unit stopped a 2003 Ford Windstar minivan travelling southbound on Grey Road 14 in the Township of Southgate for unauthorized licence plates.

The suspect vehicle, which was being operated as a fully marked ‘Meaford Taxi’, was transporting a fare to Guelph at the time of the stop. 

The driver, who identified himself as the owner/operator of Meaford Taxi, was found to have been drinking alcohol.  A sample of his breath into an approved roadside screening device registered in the warn range resulting in a 3 day licence suspension.  The vehicle was towed and alternative transportation was arranged for the passengers.

The 57 year old Meaford man was charged with use of a licence plate not authorized for vehicle; driving a motor vehicle with no currently validated permit, and failure to apply for permit on becoming owner under the Highway Traffic Act.  He was also charged with being the owner – operator of a motor vehicle with no insurance under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act. 

He is scheduled to appear in court in Owen Sound on Monday, December 16, 2013.

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