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Perth County OPP Reports - February 04, 2014

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DRIVER FAILS TO PROVIDE BREATH SAMPLE

(PERTH EAST, ON) A 28 year old male is facing Impaired Driving and Fail to Provide Breath Sample charges following a traffic stop on January 19, 2014. At approximately 2:30 a.m. a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer stopped a red Volvo sedan at Main Street North and Fulton Street in Milverton. Upon speaking with the driver, the officer noted the driver had been consuming alcohol and was displaying signs that he was impaired by alcohol.

He was arrested for impaired driving and was transported to the Listowel OPP Detachment for breath tests. The driver failed to provide suitable samples of his breath for the purposes of determining his Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC).

As a result, Michael WEBER, 28, from Milverton has been charged with Impaired Driving and Fail to Provide Breath Samples. He has a court appearance scheduled for the Ontario Court of Justice Stratford on February 10, 2014. He received an automatic 90 day driver's licence suspension and his motor vehicle was impounded for seven days.

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DRIVER BLOWS OVER LEGAL LIMIT

(WEST PERTH, ON) Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a 42 year old female driver with Drive Motor Vehicle Over 80 Milligrams following a traffic stop on January 11, 2014. At approximately 10:10 p.m. a Perth County OPP officer observed a Chevrolet Venture van turn east onto Highway 8 from Road 168. The van was later stopped at the west end of Mitchell to complete a sobriety check on the driver.

Upon speaking with the female driver it was noted she had been drinking alcohol. A roadside screening test was completed which the driver failed. She was arrested at the scene and was transported to the Stratford Police station for breath tests. Two samples of her breath were provided to an Intoxilizer Technician. Both samples were above the legal limit.

As a result, Jacqueline MOHR, 42, from West Perth, has been charged with Drive Motor Vehicle Over 80 Milligrams of Alcohol. She has a court appearance scheduled for the Ontario Court of Justice Stratford on February 24, 2014. She received an automatic 90 day driver's licence suspension and her motor vehicle was impounded for seven days.

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ONLINE LOAN SCAM

(NORTH PERTH, ON) Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are investigating an online scam that recently victimized a 44 year old from Listowel. On January 29, 2014 the victim reported to police that he was scammed for just over $1600.

The victim applied online for a consolidation loan through an American based lending company. After completing the initial application he was advised his $10,000 loan was pending an upfront security payment. He was initially instructed to wire $540 and was promised the loan would be quickly deposited into his bank account.

After checking his account he called back and was then told he needed to provide an additional $540 before the loan would be released. He called back and then was instructed to wire an additional $550 before the funds would be released.

The victim complied once again and to no avail the loan was never transferred to him. He called back and was told it was going to take an additional $400 in loan insurance fees before they could release the funds. The victim refused and demanded his money be returned. The company representatives advised him that he would have his money refunded however the victim hasn't received a penny and has been unable to speak with representatives from the company.

Advance Fee Loans are very common. If you cannot get a loan through a traditional lending institution, it is unlikely that you will get one in response to an online offer or classified ad. If you must go this route, ask the loan company to take the amount of their fee off of the total amount of the loan that was promised to you.


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