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Perth County OPP Reports - January 07, 2014

Web posted on January 07, 2014


(PERTH COUNTY, ON) - The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to over 60 calls for service between 6 p.m. Monday January 6th and 6 a.m. Tuesday January 7th. The majority of these calls involved abandoned vehicles and stranded motorists.

Many drivers abandoned their vehicles after becoming stuck in drifts or ditches creating problems for snow plough operators, who have to wait for these vehicles to be towed from roads before they can continue ploughing.

Many Perth County roads remain impassible due to extensive ground drifting, stranded vehicles, and collisions. This has resulted in numerous barricades and roads closed signs remaining in place. Motorists should respect these highway closures and not attempt to drive on these highways until they are re-opened. Remember it is against the law to drive on a closed highway.

All motorists are encouraged to check weather and road travel conditions by calling 511or online at for up to date road conditions for provincially maintained highways.



(MUNICIPALITY OF WEST PERTH, ON) - Shortly after 2 p.m. on Friday January 03, 2014, an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Highway Safety Division officer was conducting speed enforcement on Highway 23 north of Bornholm.

The officer activated his speed measuring device when he observed a fast moving Honda Accord. The vehicle speed was locked in at 161 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone which is 81 km above the 80 km/h posted speed limit.

The motorist was pulled over and the 25 year old male from Orillia was issued a summons for "race a motor vehicle". He is scheduled to appear in Stratford Court on February 11, 2014 to answer to this charge.

The male's driver's licence was seized and has been returned to the Ministry of Transportation as it is suspended for 7 days. His vehicle has also been impounded for a period of 7 days.