Canadian truck group offers reward in rock throwing case

| Monday, September 19, 2011

A cash reward is being offered after one truck driver was struck and two other truckers were forced to stop after someone hurled rocks at their windshields.

On Friday, the Ontario Trucking Association notified truckers that three drivers were forced to stop their trucks after rocks were thrown at the trucks on Highway 401 east of Woodstock near the Blandford-Blenheim Township at the 242 mile marker.

Oxford County Ontario Provincial Police searched the area with a canine unit but found no one.

Police later determined that three men were seen on top of the overpass at the time of the incident.

“The Ontario Trucking Association is offering an additional $1,000 toward the efforts of Crime Stoppers to apprehend the individuals involved in this act of violence and cowardice against these individuals, their families and the motoring community,” OTA said in a news release.

Anyone with information about people or vehicles at or near the overpass at the itme of the incident, or with any other information about the incident is asked to call Oxford County Police at 519-688-6540 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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