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School bus driver charged with impaired driving in Caledon

April 26, 2018   ·   0 Comments

A bus driver from Brampton has been charged with impaired driving after being pulled over by Caledon OPP, as he was driving students back from a field trip to a Mississauga elementary school.

The driver, who works for First Students, is 65 year-old Arthur Campbell, and is being charged with one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, one count of impaired driving over 80 milligrams, and one count of uttering threats.

The bus was carrying 37 Grade 7 and 8 students from St. Alfred Separate School, and three teachers. They were on their way back from an overnight field trip at Albion Hills Conservation Area in Caledon on Friday afternoon (April 20), when one of the teachers noticed Mr. Campbell was driving too fast and asked him to stop, or to slow down. When he did neither, the teacher called the police, who then pulled the bus over
“Police intervened and arrested the driver for suspected impaired driving,” stated in a letter sent home to parents from St. Alfred School Principal Lori DeWitte.

Police said the parents of the students were notified, and another driver was sent to pick up the students and teachers, and brought them back to the school.

Caledon OPP pulled the bus over Castlederg Sideroad and Humber Station Road area, where Mr. Campbell was then arrested.

Mr. Campbell is scheduled to appear in an Orangeville court on May 10.

Pizza Night in Shelburne
Please mark Monday April 30, 2018 on your calendar as pizza night at Dominos Pizza in Shelburne!!

The Shelburne Dominos Pizza restaurant will be generously donating 50% of all dinner rush pizza sales toward the Shelburne Police Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Ontario.

Since the Shelburne Police Service reignited the Special Olympics Torch Run in 2011 over $120 000.00 has been raised locally for the Special Olympics.

Please help this wonderful cause by joining the Shelburne Police Service at Dominos during the dinner rush on Monday April 30, 2018.

Traffic stop nets drugs and prohibited weapon
On April 18, 2018 at 7:30pm Shelburne Police officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle observed travelling at a high rate of speed. While speaking with the driver of the vehicle, the investigating officer developed a belief that the car contained illegal drugs. The occupants of the car were all placed under arrest by the officer. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded illegal drugs, believed to be Marijuana and Shatter, drug paraphernalia as well as, a prohibited style of knife.

Consequently, an 18-year-old resident of Fordwich, Ontario was charged with the following:
• Possession of a controlled substance under schedule 2 of the Controlled Drug and Substance Act.

• Possession of a Prohibited Weapon as defined by the Criminal Code of Canada
• Speeding under the Highway Traffic Act.

The accused will appear at court in Orangeville in mid-May to answer to the allegations.

         

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