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North Wellington OPP Reports - January 14, 2014

Web posted on January 14, 2014


(MAPLETON TOWNSHIP, ON) On January 12, 2014 at approximately 2:20 a.m. Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call from a concerned citizen regarding a possible impaired driver that had left a local bar in Drayton, Mapleton Township.

Police patrolled the area and located a 2012 Ford F150 that matched the vehicle description given by the witness, in the south ditch of County Road 8. Police spoke with the male driver who was still seated behind the wheel and confirmed that he had been drinking.

Travis Fotheringham aged 25 of North Perth has been charged with Care and Control While Impaired and Care and Control Over 80 mgs contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Court on January 21, 2014 to answer to the charges.



(MAPLETON TOWNSHIP, ON) On January 10, 2014 at approximately 6:16 p.m. Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a serious motor vehicle collision located on Wellington County Road 8 near Wellington County Road 12, Mapleton Township.

A 2002 Chevrolet driven by Clara Showalter age 69 of Mapleton Township was travelling westbound on Wellington County Road 8, and attempted to turn into a private driveway. An east bound 2007 Chevrolet, driven by Reuban Wiersma age 19 of Mapleton Township, collided with Showalter's vehicle.

West Region OPP Traffic Collision Investigators (TCI) attended the scene to assist with the investigation.

Guelph-Wellington Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Mapleton Fire Rescue attended the scene. Showalter was transported to a local hospital by ambulance and was later transported to a Hamilton Hospital for further treatment where she succumbed to her injuries.