Truck driver charged after attacking MTO officer

SPRAGGE, ON – A truck driver from Thessalon, Ontario has been charged after he allegedly attacked a Ministry of Transportation (MTO) officer at an inspection station west of Sudbury.

According to a release from the East Algoma detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, officers were called to the Spragge, Ontario weigh station at the junction of Highway 17 and 108 after 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

Police say they determined that a Ministry of Transportation officer was in the process of inspecting a commercial vehicle when physically assaulted by the truck driver.

Michael Harrington of Thessalon, Ontario, has been charged with assaulting a police officer and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on July 13. 

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