A 61-year-old Alfred, Ontario man is facing charges after a horse fell out of a livestock trailer he was driving on Highway 401, near Prescott.

Ontario Provincial Police say they responded to a call Friday afternoon reporting an injured horse lying on the road way.

O-P-P say investigations show the horse had fallen out of a rear door of a livestock trailer due to an insecure door.

The driver continued eastbound without stopping.

Traffic came to a halt and drivers got out of their vehicles to assist the animal.

The horse underwent a veterinarian examination, however the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) which
regulates the transportation of livestock on the highway, are both continuing their investigations.

The man is charged for Insecure Load, contrary to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.