158.1. Where the offence under the Highway Safety Code (chapter C-24.2) or the Act respecting owners and operators of heavy vehicles (chapter P-30.3) is imputable to the owner or operator of a heavy vehicle within the meaning of that Act, the statement of offence may be served, at the time of the commission of the offence, by delivering a duplicate of the statement to any person having custody or control of the vehicle.
The person having served a statement of offence shall promptly send notice thereof to the defendant at his residence or place of business or, in the case of a legal person, to its head office or to one of its places of business or the place of business of one of its agents. The sending of such notice does not operate to vary any time limit fixed by this Code. However, if the defendant alleges that he received no such notice, the judge may either proceed with the trial and render a judgment or order that notice be given to the defendant and adjourn the trial for such purpose.
1995, c. 51, s. 21; 1998, c. 40, s. 153.