Overweight And Overloaded Trailer Stopped

Chatham-Kent police cruiser. (BlackburnNews.com file photo)

A 49-year-old Blenheim man is facing charges after hauling steel in a dangerously overloaded trailer near Wallaceburg.

Investigators say police received a complaint about the trailer and officers stopped the driver just outside Wallaceburg. The driver was hauling scrap metal on a trailer that was not properly secured and extremely overweight.

The scrap metal was off loaded onto a flatbed tow truck at the scene.

The man faces two charges under the Highway Traffic Act.