BARRIE, Ont. — Police in Barrie, Ont., say a man is facing charges after being stopped with a three-year-old passenger on his motorcycle.
In a release Wednesday, police say the man was pulled over on Sunday after officers noticed the child on the bike.
The child was wearing an adult-sized helmet, which they say was significantly too large for his head.
The boy was seated in front of the driver and investigators say that would have interfered with the man’s ability to react in an emergency situation.
Also, they say the child did not have the muscle capability to hold on properly if evasive action or a rough patch road caused the bike to become unbalanced.
A 55-year-old Barrie man — charged with child endangerment and dangerous driving — is to appear in court next month.