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OTA offers reward for rock-throwing hoodlums

TORONTO, Ont. -- The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is assisting police in their search for "hoodlums" accused of throwing rocks at passing vehicles, injuring a truck driver.


TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is assisting police in their search for “hoodlums” accused of throwing rocks at passing vehicles, injuring a truck driver.

Three truck drivers had their trucks pelted with rocks as they travelled Hwy. 401 near Woodstock on Friday, Sept. 16. One driver was taken to hospital after being struck by a rock that smashed through the windshield.

The OTA is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. The incident took place on Hwy. 401 at the east side of the City of Woodstock at about the 242-mile marker, the association reports.

An OPP canine unit searched the area but did not locate the perpetrators. Witnesses have reported three males were seen on top of the overpass at the time of the incident.

The OTA urges anyone with information to contact Oxford County OPP at 519-688-6540 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).


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