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Tow truck rushing to crash scene allegedly clocked driving 60 km/h over limit in Caledon


'Instead of getting a hook they were hooked' says Caledon officer


Caledon OPP charged a tow truck driver trying to get to the scene of a crash with stunt driving on March 21.


"A bit too eager," said Const. Ian Michel, in a social media post. "Instead of getting a hook they were hooked."


The vehicle was stopped around 2:15 p.m. on Shaw’s Creek Road near Beech Grove Sideroad. Police said the driver was going 122 km/h in a 60 km/h zone.


Michel said the truck was heading to the scene of a collision where there were already other tow trucks assisting.


Along with the charge, the tow truck was seized for seven days.


"There is a misconception that tow trucks are emergency vehicles when responding to collisions, which is not true," Michel said.


"Tow trucks have no special driving protection when attending a scene of a collision — they must adhere to speed limits and red lights."


Tow trucks do fall under the “move over” law when they are at a scene with lights activated.


Michel said that's when other motorists must slow down and move over when passing them like an emergency vehicle.



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