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2014-03-14 at 14:57

Driver involved in highway crash charged for distracted driving

By tbnewswatch.com
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The driver involved in a highway crash caught on a dashboard camera (see video below) has been charged with distracted driving.

The video of the crash was captured by Ralph Ireland’s dashboard camera on March 1 near Kenora.

Ireland and his wife were driving near Kenora when they collided with another truck that was turning onto the highway from another roadway.

Ireland posted the video to his Facebook page. That video went viral after media began to report about its existence.

The OPP charged  a 36-year old Winnipeg man with failing to yield shortly after the crash.  The new distracted driving charge comes as a result of the video evidence provided by Ireland.

Retailers selling dashboard cameras reported a spike in sales following this and another high-profile highway crash, however local police aren't sold on the device's effectiveness.

 

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YellowSnow13 says:
"Not sold on the device's effectiveness?" Really? I guess this additional charge would of just not happened if they didn't have it. Because NOBODY LIES when they get into a accident! Especially if they are at fault! No I wasn't on my phone, the sun was in my eyes!
3/14/2014 3:55:20 PM
Shane Caker says:
I'd never buy one of those cameras. They seem to attract accidents.
3/14/2014 10:56:48 PM
razor_burn says:
Good to hear!
3/15/2014 4:41:02 AM
razor_burn says:
Local police don't like them because they might have to start acting professional and treating people with respect.
3/15/2014 4:42:20 AM
woofwoof says:
I would think the opposite Razor. This way people can not accuse the police of wrong doing.
3/15/2014 2:20:48 PM
Chevyguy377 says:
Knew it would of been a prairie person to cause
The crash
3/15/2014 4:51:04 PM
tonytiger says:
The bigger the truck, the smaller the brain.
3/15/2014 5:37:20 PM
Tannoy says:
your very ignorant
3/17/2014 10:40:38 AM
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