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Busy Victoria Day long weekend for Shelburne Police Service

May 24, 2018   ·   0 Comments

The Shelburne Police Service was quite busy over the Victoria Day long weekend.  A total of 114 charges were laid by the Shelburne police with 109 of those being traffic related. The following is the breakdown of traffic related charges:

82 Speeding

9 No validated permit

8 fail to surrender insurance card

1 careless driving

1 fail to stop-red light

1 cell phone

1 fail to yield

1 fail to move over

1 G1 driver unaccompanied by

qualified driver

1 passenger fail to wear seatbelt

1 driver fail to surrender licence

1 having liquor in an open container

1 fail to sign permit in ink

As well, 3 drug related charges were laid over the course of the weekend.

The Shelburne Police Service would like to remind everyone to drive carefully and remember that they are sharing the road.  Please leave yourself extra time this summer to arrive at your destination and arrive alive.

OPP nab impaired driver speeding in Mono

On Saturday May 19, 2018 at 7:34 am Dufferin OPP Officers were conducting speed enforcement on Highway 10 Northbound near Monora Park road in Town of Mono.

Officers observed a driver traveling at a high rate of speed southbound.  The vehicle was clocked at 105 km per hour in a posted 60 km per hour zone.  A traffic stop was initiated.  The male driver failed Roadside Approved Screening device and was arrested for impaired driving and taken to Orangeville Police Station for breath tests

As a result of this investigation a 47-year-old of Brampton , Ontario is  charged with Stunt driving and Drive While Under Suspension(2 counts) under the Highway Traffic Act. He was further charged with Operate Motor Vehicle over 80mgs of alcohol under the Criminal Code of Canada and Fail to Surrender Insurance card under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.   His driver’s license suspended for 90 days under the Administrative Driver’s License Suspension and vehicle impounded for 7 days under remedial measures program.

The accused will appear in Orangeville Ontario Court of Justice on June 12, 2018 to answer to the charge.

Boating season

Boating fatalities on OPP-patrolled waterways reached an eight-year high in 2017, with 31 people dying last year compared to 23 deaths in 2016.

With falling overboard being the lead contributing factor both years, the outcome could have been different for the 42 victims who were found not (or not properly) wearing a personal floatation device over the two-year period.

With the launch of Safe Boating Week (May 19-25, 2018) this weekend, the OPP is partnering with the Canadian Safe Boating Council to promote safety on the water.

Whether you are a boat operator or a passenger, consider these facts when heading out on the water in any type of watercraft:

Wear a personal floatation device or lifejacket, don’t operate any watercraft while impaire obtain relevant licencing, ensure you have all the required safety equipment, ensure your watercraft is water ready be wary of the dangers of cold water immersion (especially this time of year)

For more information about how to remain safe on the water this weekend, and all summer long, visit the Canadian Safe Boating Council.

         

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