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Guelph Police Reports - January 09, 2014

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Collisions

On January 8, 2014, the Guelph Police attended to 24 collision investigations around town as road conditions from the winter weather continues to cause issues for drivers.

The Guelph Police would like to remind drivers to slow down and drive defensively.

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Collision investigation leads to drug arrest

On January 8, 2014 at 10:20 a.m., the Guelph Police attended to Stone Road and Victoria Road for a collision. During the investigation, police found evidence that one driver was in possession of marijuana and he was arrested. A small quantity of marijuana was seized.

A 33-year-old Orangeville male has been charged with possession of a controlled substance (C.D.S.A.). He will appear in court on February 21, 2014.

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Three vehicle collision

On January 8, 2014 at 11:50 a.m., the Guelph Police attended to Gordon Street North and Maltby Road for a collision. It is alleged that a 24-year-old Manitoulin Island female was driving her Chevrolet car north on Gordon Street when the car began to slide on ice and entered the southbound lane.

A 64-year-old Maryhill man was driving a transport truck southbound and tried to avoid the Chevrolet. The Chevrolet was struck in the rear and sent back into the northbound lanes where it was struck by a Toyota driven by a 55-year-old Strathroy man.

The driver of the Chevrolet was taken to hospital but her injuries were minor. The driver of the transport also sustained minor injuries. The three vehicle total damage is estimated at $30,000. Gordon Street was closed for two hours as the collision was investigated and the area cleaned up of debris and vehicles.

The collision is still under investigation and witnesses are asked to contact the investigating officer Cst. Greg Kaut of Traffic Services at 519-824-1212, extension #7480.

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Prescription drugs

Do you have any expired or unused prescription and over the counter medicine at home? Studies show that more teens are abusing medicine than ever before. One teenager in five has admitted to taking prescription drugs to get high and 75% of them say they stole them from home.

Let's work together to keep our children safe

Dispose of expired or unused medications at your local pharmacy it's easy and it's free.

Do not share your medications and use only as prescribed failing to do so is dangerous - and too often fatal.

Approach securing your prescriptions the same way you would other valuables - take them out of the medicine cabinet and secure them in a locked cabinet.

Spread the word - tell friends and relatives, especially grandparents, to lock up their medicine and to return unused and expired prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

Please do not dispose of these medications in your garbage or by flushing into our water system. Sewage systems cannot remove these medicines from water and so it is released into our lakes and rivers.


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