Car stopped in Espanola with unsafe trailer. Sept. 8/20 (OPP)

A cross-country road trip was stopped in its tracks Tuesday night when police stopped a car pulling an unsafe trailer in Espanola.

Officers from the Manitoulin detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police stopped the car headed for British Columbia before it could get onto Highway 17.

"The driver is facing (Highway Traffic Act) charges and is now looking for a proper trailer," police said in a tweet Tuesday night.

It is unclear what charges the driver is facing or what was in what appears to be a homemade trailer.

Police urge drivers to make road safety a priority.