Driver of jackknifed semi that caused massive traffic jam fined $1,300

Aug 27 2019, 10:22 am

Commuters in Delta were faced with a nasty traffic jam during their morning commute.

On Tuesday, at around 7:23 am, police attended to a jackknifed semi-trailer on Highway 17 in Delta. Drive BC later reported that the trailer was blocking the right lane before the Highway 91 connector.

Police said they later found that the driver of the semi-trailer was uninsured.

Cst. Ken Usipiuk of the Delta Police Department (DPD) shared a photo of the driver’s ticket on Twitter.

The hefty fine added up to a total of $1,305, including two written offences for no insurance and one offence for not performing a pre-trip inspection.

Fortunately, at around 9:21 am, the semi-trailer was successfully towed. Police say that all westbound lanes are moving, although delays should be expected as traffic volume begins to ease up and return to normal.