Police investigate video of traffic sign being thrown onto QEW

Halton police say a teen is now facing criminal charges after a video surfaced on social media of a boy throwing a steel road sign from an overpass above the QEW.

Police say it happened on the Winston Churchill Blvd. overpass of the QEW in Oakville.

The video appears to show a male throwing a large “right lane exits” sign onto the live, eastbound lanes of the highway. In the short clip, someone off-camera yells “look at this f–king dumbass.”

“The behaviour depicted in this video is extremely dangerous and criminal in nature,” said Halton police in a news release. “The Halton Regional Police Service is committed to identifying the person(s) responsible.”

The video has been widely shared on social media.